Solar Junction, a San Jose, Calif.-based developer of high-efficiency multi-junction cells for the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) market, says it has set a world record – 43.5% efficiency – for a commercial-ready production cell.
This achievement was, in part, supported under the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) PV Incubator program, managed through DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The cell's efficiency was confirmed by NREL's Measurement and Characterization Laboratory.
According to the company, the 5.5 mm x 5.5 mm production cell tops the current record by 1.2% and is significantly higher than the average efficiency gain achieved by previous record holders. Solar Junction's cells incorporate the company's proprietary adjustable-spectrum lattice-matched A-SLAM technology.
SOURCE: Solar Junction