‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Trina Solar has set a new world record of 19.86% aperture efficiency for a P-type multicrystalline solar cell-based module, independently verified by the Fraunhofer ISE CalLab in Germany.
The record was set with half-cut cell interconnection, passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC) technology and highly efficient light trapping on a module area of 1.514m2.
The new record represents an increase of more than 0.7 percentage points, or approximately 3.8% higher than the previously held efficiency record of 19.14% on a 1.515m2 module aperture area announced in April 2015. As with previous developments the work was carried out at Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China (SKL PVST).
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