First Solar Achieves World Record 18.6% Thin Film Solar Conversion Efficiency

First Solar Achieves World Record 18.6% Thin Film Solar Conversion Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 17, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — First Solar, Inc.today announced it has set yet another world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) module conversion efficiency, achieving 18.6% aperture efficiency for an advanced full size module. For the first time ever, First Solar has demonstrated a record module that is more efficient than the best multi-crystalline module recorded.

This achievement reinforces confidence in First Solar’s ability to deliver sustained product improvements consistent with its long-term technology roadmap. The record has been measured and certified by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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