Hanergy hits 18.7% PV module efficiency with Solibro’s technology
Oct 7, 2013 - Chinese firm Hanergy Solar Group Ltd (HKG:0566) said today it had achieved a solar module conversion efficiency of 18.7%, using the thin film solar technology of Swedish copper indium gallium (di)selenide (CIGS) solar firm Solibro AB.
The result was achieved by using a photovoltaic (PV) module consisting of four serially connected cells. The efficiency has been confirmed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Germany. The result is the highest efficiency rate for CIGS thin-film sub-modules worldwide, according to Hanergy Solar.
The Chinese firm expects to reach the efficiency in full-scale production in the future.
At the beginning of September, Hanergy Solar, former Apollo Solar Energy Technology Holdings, took possession of Solibro and its thin film solar technology in a CNY-280-million (USD 45.8m/EUR 33.7m) deal.
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