The calibration laboratory of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg confirmed the module efficiency of 18.5 per cent in reference to the aperture area for a module with 60 multicrystalline solar cells. With this efficiency record, Q-Cells has broken its own world record of 18.1 percent set in the summer of 2011.
On top of that, Fraunhofer ISE confirmed a peak output of 283 watts for a quasi-monocrystalline module. Q-Cells therefore states that it has the most powerful module currently among competitively priced quasi-monocrystalline modules. Both records are based on the innovative Q.ANTUM cell concept of Q-Cells.
Q.ANTUM solar cells and modules will be introduced into the market this year. Pilot production of the new cell concept is now underway in Thalheim, Germany.
‘With these world records, Q-Cells is once again underscoring its technology leading position in terms of efficiency as well as the output of its products," says Peter Wawer, Head of Technology at Q-Cells SE.