HANWHA Q CELLS Achieves New World Record in Multicrystalline Solar Module Efficiency
World-record prototype based on advanced Q.ANTUM cell technology in a standard-sized multicrystalline solar module.
– Independent Fraunhofer ISE CalLab confirms module efficiency rating of 19.5% and output of 301 watts.
– Renowned scientific journal “Progress in Photovoltaics” published the module record in its widely referenced Efficiency Tables in June 2016.
Hanwha Q CELLS Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest photovoltaic manufacturers of high-quality, high-efficiency solar modules, has achieved a world-record-breaking multicrystalline solar module efficiency. The independent Fraunhofer ISE CalLab confirmed the record module efficiency rating of 19.5% in relation to the aperture area and a power output of 301 watts. The efficiency record has been published in the widely referenced Efficiency Tables of the renowned scientific journal “Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications” in June 2016.
It is the first time in PV history that a multicrystalline solar module with a standard size of 1670 x 1000 mm2 breaks the 300 watt barrier. The world-record module uses the company´s proprietary Q.ANTUM technology based on rear side passivation of the solar cell and utilizing additional module technology features to optimize the efficiency and performance of PV cells and reduce the LCOE (“levelized cost of electricity”) of solar energy. The latest world-record underlines Hanwha
Q CELLS´ technology leadership in advanced cell and module development.