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Apr 10th, 2014
Panasonic heterojunction solar cell achieves world record efficiency of 25.6%
Panasonic Corporation announced that it has achieved a conversion efficiency of 25.6% (cell area*3: 143.7 cm²) in its HIT® solar cells, a major increase over the previous world record for crystalline silicon-based solar cells.
The high conversion efficiency was achieved at a research level using a HIT® solar cell of a practical size
The previous record*4 for the conversion efficiency of crystalline silicon-based solar cells of a practical size (100 cm² and over) was 24.7%, as announced by Panasonic in February 2013 (cell area: 101.8 cm²). The new record is 0.9 points higher and the first to break through the 25% barrier for practical size cells.
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