Solar Frontier, in joint research with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), has achieved a world record-breaking energy conversion efficiency of 19.7% for cadmium-free, thin-film solar cells measuring approx. 0.5 cm2, as measured by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).
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It has been ten years since the previous record of 18.6% was set. As per Satoru Kuriyagawa, Chief Technology Officer of Solar Frontier, this new achievement in energy conversion efficiency indicates the high level of Solar Frontier’s technology and the high potential of CIS technology. The CIS thin-film modules currently available from Solar Frontier have gained a reputation for high performance in actual power generation, as they are not easily affected by shadows or high temperatures. Now, even higher real-world performance can be expected by applying this new basic technology.