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44.7%. A new solar cell efficiency record: Scientifically proven.

feficiency{more} The Fraunhofer Institute in Germany has confirmed a new efficiency record for a photovoltaic cell in CPV (Concentrated Photovoltaics) technology, which was developed by a consortium of German and French companies and research institutions.

44.7%. A new solar cell efficiency record

Behind the new efficiency record for a photovoltaic cell are the international company Soitec, the French research institute DEA-Leti and the German institute Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. The aforementioned institutions started researching CPV technology only 3 years ago, in May this year. reaching the CPV cell efficiency record of 43.6%, and now improving it to 44.7%.

The authors of the success claim that it is getting closer to crossing the efficiency limit of a photovoltaic cell at the 50% level. – This is a big step towards reducing the cost of solar energy, opening up the possibility of achieving 50% efficiency.

Soitec is an international corporation specializing in the production and application of semiconductors. It has its R&D centers, in addition to Germany, also in France, the United States and Singapore. Soitec has been operating in the photovoltaic industry since 2005 and its CPV modules are installed in photovoltaic systems in 18 countries, including Italy, France, as well as South Africa and the USA.

This company will be in charge of launching the production of the new CPV cell, but it is not yet known when it will go into series production. This month, Soitec launched series production of CPV modules, which consist of cells with an efficiency of 31.8%.

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CEA-Leti is a French research institute that employs more than 1,700 people. engineers and scientists, including 320 Ph.D. CEA-Leti owns 2.2 thousand. patents For its part, Helmholtz Zentrum is an operating institution at the Technical University of Ilmenau, which carries out research projects in the field of photovoltaics, electrochemical energy storage and energy efficiency.


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