Solarmer achieves 8.13 percent OPV efficiency


The company says it has now broken the efficiency record for the fourth consecutive time in last two years. Last year alone, it produced three certified world records – 6.8 percent, 7.6 percent and 7.9 percent.

OPV panels are flexible and light weight, and are able to generate low cost clean energy from the sun. Attractive and customizable, this cutting-edge technology has the potential to drive energy production costs down to 12-15 cents/kWh and much less than USD$1/W, explains Solarmer.

This new world record is made possible through the efforts of the research and development team, led by Dr. Jianhui Hou, director of research, who developed new polymers for higher efficiency, adds the company. Dr. Yue Wu, managing director commented: “The team has done it again. This is an important milestone for our company, and it gives us confidence that we are on the right path to OPV commercialization. Going beyond eight percent – a psychological barrier for the OPV industry – is an important step forward for both Solarmer and the solar energy industry”

Woolas Hsieh, president of the company added: “This confirms OPV technology is on the right course to become a cost effective and competitive technology. We are very proud to be the first company to surpass this eight percent barrier. We would like to expand our partnership with other companies, who have expertise in production technology, packaging, and other areas, to bring OPVs to the market. Our next target is to reach 10 percent efficiency by the end of 2011.”

Popular content

This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact:


Related content

Elsewhere on pv magazine...

Leave a Reply

Please be mindful of our community standards.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.

Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.

You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.

Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.