David Kirkpatrick

June 16, 2010

Sanyo tops solar efficiency

Filed under: Business, Science — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 8:54 pm

Impressive, over 20 percent energy conversion efficiency.

From the link:

The new N230 solar cell module is claimed to have an  of 20.7 percent, which makes it the most efficient solar module produced so far. The unprecedented efficiency was achieved by increasing the number of solar cell tabs from two to three and making each tab thinner. They also applied AG coated glass to the cells, and this reduces the amount of scattering and reflection of light. The increase in energy conversion efficiency could make the solar modules useful in areas with less than ideal amounts of sunshine.