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First Solar Breaks Thin Film Module Conversion Efficiency Record, Reaching 18.6%

16 June 2015 by



This 18.6% aperture area efficiency corresponds to a full area conversion efficiency of 18.2%, which easily beats the best recorded multi-crystalline Si PERC module with an approximate full area efficiency of 17.7% (based on 19.1% aperture efficiency and published module area data). The record has been measured and certified by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).


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