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NREL verifies First Solar’s 16.1% total area module efficiency record leap

  Easily surpassing its previous record of 14.4% efficiency, First Solar a pushed the bar to 16.1%. Importantly, the CdTe thin-film leader also set a record for open circuit voltage (VOC), reaching an NREL verified 903.2 millivolts (mV). First Solar … Continue reading

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Spectrolab breaks world record with 37.8% cell efficiency

Spectrolab, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is a manufacturer of high-efficiency multi-junction space solar cells and panels. Image: Boeing Manufacturer of space solar cells and panels Spectrolab has announced a 37.8% efficiency rate for its multi-junction solar … Continue reading

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First Solar may recycle 100,000 Abound Solar CdTe panels at a cost of US$2.2m to avoid environmental fallout

First Solar, the world’s leading CdTe thin film manufacturer, has been recycling its products since 2005. Abram said that process can now recover 95% of the semi-conductor material and 90% of the glass. First Solar has said that it has … Continue reading

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