Suntech’s Pluto technology achieves world-record 20.3% efficiency
The 20.3% efficiency marks a big step up from the 19.6% cell efficiency gained with the first-generation Pluto cell technology.
Mar 15, 2012 - Sile Mc Mahon - pv-tech.org
Suntech has logged another world record for its Pluto cell technology with a SERIS-verified 20.3% cell efficiency. The figure was achieved on a production cell using standard commercial-grade p-type silicon wafers, and was developed by the company’s R&D team in collaboration with the University of New South Wales. The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, or SERIS, independently confirmed the 20.3% efficiency, which marks a big step up from the 19.6% cell efficiency gained with the first-generation Pluto cell technology.
Further optimization of the cell and processes could see the cell efficiency rise to 21.0% in the next six to 12 months, according to the company. The company will now shift its focus to the commercialization of the improved Pluto cell technology.