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SunPower Smashes Record for PV Cell Efficiency

June 24, 2010
SunPower Corp. San Jose, Calif., has produced a full-scale solar cell with a sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency of 24.2 percent at its manufacturing plant in the Philippines. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab ...

SunPower Corp. San Jose, Calif., has produced a full-scale solar cell with a sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency of 24.2 percent at its manufacturing plant in the Philippines. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) confirmed that this is a record for large area silicon wafers. Details