News Article

Solar Frontier Achieves Record Solar Efficiency


Joint research with NEDO yields 23.35 percent efficiency using thin film cadmium-free CIS technology

Solar Frontier, a provider of CIS solar technology, has set a new record for thin-film solar cell efficiency. In joint research with the National Research and Development Agency's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) of Japan, Solar Frontier achieved 23.35 percent conversion efficiency on a 1cm² cell using cadmium (Cd)-free CIS technology. The result was independently verified by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in November 2018.

This achievement was made through the research and development of such technologies as CIS absorber engineering and enhanced surface treatment of the absorber - used together with Solar Frontier's proprietary Cd-free CIS thin-film technology. Making performance improvements to each of the technologies, Solar Frontier reached its new world record by then combining these under optimal conditions.

The conversion efficiency achieved here represents a 0.4 percentage point increase over the previous world record of 22.9 percent that Solar Frontier set for Cd-containing CIS thin-film solar cells in November 2017. The new mark sets a world record for all CIS thin-film solar cell types, according to the company.

Surrey Team Replaces Lead With Tin In Perovskite Solar Cells
ABB To Exit Solar Inverter Business
Market Opportunities For Indoor Photovoltaics
Renewables Cover 44 Percent Of Germany’s Electricity Consumption
Ingeteam Supplies 2 GW Of PV Inverters In The First Half 2019
ABB Helps Build A Brighter Future For Costa Rica With High Power Inverter Technology
Patent Pending For LCT Active Cleaning Vacuum System
Sonnedix Increases Italy Footprint By Further 4MW
China, India, Japan And South Korea Set To Surpass 1 Billion Installed Smart Electricity Meters In 2025
NEDO, Sharp, And Toyota Trials Electrified Vehicles Equipped With Solar Batteries
Lidl To Invest €1m In Ireland’s Largest Ever Installation Of Solar Panels
Olympus Stream Software. Inspection Without Limitation
ARPA-E Extends NREL Funding For III-V Solar Project
Juwi Signs Agreement With EDL To Deliver Hybrid Project In Australia
The European Union And JUMEME Inaugurate New Solar-powered Mini-grid
Power Electronics For The Energy Transformation
Scatec Solar Reaches Financial Close For 55 MW Project In Ukraine
Loughborough Expert Helps Construct New United Nations Specifications
Cubico Reaches Financial Close On 100 MW Solar Project In South Carolina
Creating Multi-junction Solar Cells Off-the-shelf
Surrey Researchers Clear Runway For Tin Based Perovskite Solar Cells
Students Research Cleaning Solar Collectors Without Water
Oxford PV Secures 65 Million In Funding
Q CELLS Offers Businesses Direct Marketing Of Solar Power In Germany

Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the Solar + Power Magazine, the Solar + Power Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.

Please subscribe me to:


You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in: