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First Solar Sets Thin Film CdTe Solar Cell Efficiency World Record

July 27th, 2011 | by Andrew

First Solar has set a new world record for converting the energy from sunlight into electricity. One of its latest cadmium-telluride photovoltaic cells, which are used in its thin film solar PV panels, achieved a 17.3% conversion efficiency in testing at the NREL in Colorado, blowing away the previous record of 16.7%, which was set back in 2001.

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