Oerlikon Solar Notes Record Thin-Film Silicon Efficiency, Power Output


Oerlikon Solar says that it has achieved a new record efficiency level for commercial thin-film silicon PV modules. Recent test results from Oerlikon Solar's pilot production line in Switzerland show that full-size Micromorph modules (1.4 m2) have 151 W initial power, or 11% initial power conversion efficiency.

This result sets a new industry record for in-production thin-film silicon modules, according to the company. Oerlikon Solar reproduced modules with similar record results, demonstrating a stable and scalable process.

‘Oerlikon Solar has previously announced an ambitious production cost target of $0.70 per watt peak and is on track to achieve this target by end of 2010,’ says Jeannine Sargent, CEO of Oerlikon Solar. ‘Increased module efficiency and power are key contributors to this goal.’

SOURCE: Oerlikon Solar

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