The development and technology team of Calyxo GmbH at the Solar Valley in Bitterfeld-Wolfen reached >14.3% efficiency aperture area (97 Wp 0.72 m²; 13,5% full size area), with a new product generation which will be introduced in 2015.
The manufacture of the new product generation has been carried out in the new production line opened a year ago.
“It’s a great achievement to concurrently both ramp-up a new production line and use it to meet the targeted performance goals for the new product development. We believe that we can achieve over 15% efficiency with the new product generation. We are convinced that the unique Calyxo deposition process, in addition to its cost advantages, has the potential for the highest semiconductor layer qualities”, Dr.-Ing. Michael Bauer, CTO / COO.
Calyxo GmbH has set new product generation goals for 2015.
CEO Dr. Florian Holzapfel had this to say:
The pressure for us to supply higher power classes is clearly evident in the market by competitive crystalline silicon module supplier offerings. In the intermediate term, Calyxo’s new generation modules will produce more energy per installed area compared to the crystalline competition due to the better temperature coefficient. We also work on other product characteristics, which will reduce the cost of installation on customer side.
At temperatures above 25°C, Calyxo modules produce up to 10% more energy than comparable C-Si solar modules due to their lower temperature coefficient. The transition of development concepts into mass production is scheduled for the beginning of 2015 and is being designated under the new module product name CX4