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19.1% efficient PERC PV cell produced using 1366's Direct Wafer technology

Customer trials have yielded PERC PV cells with an average 19% efficiency on industrial lines. 1366 says its cast wafers can be produced at half the cost of conventional processes.


Off-grid solar market worth $300 million annually

The solar lighting market is booming

The off-grid solar market now represents US$300 million annually, with more than 13 million products having been sold to date, according to a new report. The sub-Saharan market is said to be reporting the strongest growth,...


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Neo Solar Power produces 21.1% efficient mono-PERC solar cell

NSP will show the new PERC cell at the PV Taiwan trade show this week, and the product will be ready for engineering sampling at the end of 2015.


1366 chooses New York to build its first commercial-scale wafer facility

After years of delays, 1366 Technologies has announced plans to break ground on the factory to produce its proprietary Direct Wafers no later than the second quarter of 2016.


SolarCity to begin production of >22% efficient PV modules this month

Calling it the “world's most efficient rooftop solar panel”, the company says it will produce PV modules with greater than 22% efficiency at a pilot facility.


Fraunhofer debuts world record 25.1% efficient TOPCon solar cell

The Fraunhofer has created a full-area passivated back contact solar cell

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has achieved an efficiency of 25.1% on a both sides-contacted silicon solar cell. In addition to increasing efficiencies, the TOPCon technology is said to simplify...


GTM Research: BoS cost reductions drive falling PV system prices

GTM Research's latest report estimates that global PV system prices will fall an average of 40% by 2020, driven by balance of systems cost reductions.


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