China’s solar modules manufacturer Trina Solar Co. Ltd. announced that its State Key Laboratory (SKL) of PV Science and Technology (PVST) of China has set a new world record of 24.58% for a high-efficiency n-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) i-TOPCon solar cell.
Solar panels manufacturer and project developer based in Ontario, Canadian Solar Inc., announced that it has set a world record of 22.28% conversion efficiency for its p-type multi-crystalline P5 cell. The record high P5 cell efficiency was tested and certified by Fraunhofer ISE of Germany in April 2019.
Solar module manufacturer and EPC contractor Vikram Solar, headquartered in India, announced that long-duration reliability tests conducted by U.S. based independent solar test lab PVEL on SOMERA monocrystalline silicon and ELDORA polycrystalline silicon PV modules yielded successful results.
China-based manufacturer of solar monocrystalline silicon wafers, cells and modules, LONGi Solar, announced that the front side power of its 72-cell Bifacial half-cut module exceeded 450W, achieving the world’s highest power in this module type. This new record was tested and verified by renowned certification agency TÜV-SÜD.