JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. says it is working to commercialize high-performance solar products using silicon ink technology from Innovalight Inc., a privately held firm based in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Innovalight recently announced that it has demonstrated a record 18% conversion efficiency using silicon ink technology and conventional silicon wafers. Results were independently certified by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Germany.
JA Solar is currently developing silicon ink-based high-efficiency solar cells at its R&D pilot line in Yangzhou, China, with plans for initial commercialization in 2010.
SOURCE: JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd.