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Fraunhofer ISE reports record efficiency of 25.9% for a III-V/Si tandem solar cell grown directly on silicon

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has reported a new record efficiency of 25.9 percent for a III-V/Si tandem solar cell grown directly on silicon. This cell was produced on a low-cost silicon substrate for the first time – marking an important milestone on the way to economical solutions for tandem photovoltaics.

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Tongwei Solar starts construction of 30GW solar cell factory in China with an investment of USD 2.82 billion

Chinese conglomerate Tongwei Group Co., Ltd. announced the groundbreaking ceremony  of a high-efficient solar cell production base and supporting facilities with annual capacity of 30 GW to be constructed in Chengdu City, China.

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University of Queensland researchers set the world record for quantum dot solar cell efficiency

The development of next generation solar power technology that has potential to be used as a flexible ‘skin’ over hard surfaces has moved a step closer, thanks to a significant breakthrough at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia.

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Researchers achieve record efficiency of 11.4% for flexible CZTSSe thin-film solar cells

The Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in South Korea reported that the team led by Dr. Jin-Kyu Kang at DGIST’s Division of Energy achieved  11.4% for the photoelectric conversion efficiency of flexible CZTSSe thin-film solar cells, the highest in the world.

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Canadian Solar achieves record 22.80% conversion efficiency for P-type large area multi-crystalline silicon solar cell

Ontario-based manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions Canadian Solar announced its technology team set a world record of 22.80% conversion efficiency for p-type large area multi-crystalline silicon solar cell.

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