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The thinner film

authored 4 years ago:

Thin Film Photovoltaic is progressing with a new world record

What a bang. In Berlin is just running an international thin film workshop and at the first day a new conversion efficiency world record for thin-film-photovoltaic technology was announced. Katsumi Kushiya of the Japanese company Solar Frontier reported that they have achieved 20,9% efficiency on a 0.5 cm 2 CIS solar cell beating their own previous world record of 19.7% conversion efficiency for CIS thin-film cells that do not contain cadmium, on top of the previous-best 20.8% cell efficiency record set for all thin-film PV technologies. Congratulations!