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Screen-Printed Solar Cell Sets New Efficiency Record – 20.2%

August 25th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

SCHOTT Solar announced the world’s first monocrystalline screen-printed solar cell on Wednesday -- with conversion efficiency of 20.2%. The Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, another research institute, confirmed the results of SCHOTT Solar’s tests with an independent measurement

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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