Quantum dot solar cells emerged in 2010 as the newest technology on an NREL chart that tracks research efforts to convert sunlight to electricity with increasing efficiency.
With its newest solar cell, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has now exceeded its own world record for multicrystalline solar cells.
Although perovskite solar cells have only been developed within the past few years, they are already almost as energy-efficient as silicon.
The research groups created tandem solar cells with record efficiencies of converting sunlight into electricity under 1-sun illumination.
Output temperature coefficient is a vital metric in evaluating solar modules as a measurement of how quickly their conversion efficiency degrades as the temperature rises, thereby reducing the output.
GCL System Integration Technology announced that it has raised its self-developed Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) solar cell average efficiency to 20.1% in mass production by utilizing Reactive Ion Etching (RIE) technology