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Solar panels boast 8.58% conversion efficiency

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:solar panel? photovoltaic? thin-film solar efficiency?

Anwell Technologies Ltd's thin-film solar panels have been certified to have a conversion efficiency of 8.58 percent by the Quality Supervision & Testing Center of Chemical & Physical Power Sources of the Ministry of Information Industry of China (Testing Center).

Established in 1985, the Testing Center is the largest qualified testing laboratory for different physical power products approved by the General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine of China. It is also one of the four qualified laboratories in the world that has the necessary facilities to match the standards of the World Photovoltaic Scale.

"We are pleased to have our panels tested and certified by such a prestigious national laboratory in China. The positive results from the tests are proof that panels produced by our in-house developed technologies are able to meet the most rigorous of international standards. It also validates the capabilities of our proprietary designed equipment and process capability. We are looking for further process enhancement as to maximize the capacity of the production line," said Franky Fan, chairman and CEO of Anwell.

Anwell's 40MW solar panel production line installed in Henan, China has arrived the final phase of testing. Mass production at the plant remains on track to begin by end of March. In mass production, the group expects to achieve a stabilized conversion efficiency of above 7 percent, compared with the industry average of 5-6 percent for amorphous silicon panels, according to research released by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore.

With the strong R&D capabilities developed as an equipment manufacturer and access to a low-cost production base in China, the group will be able to enhance its competitiveness by maximizing this unique cost synergy. The Group plans to continue the development of its advanced process technology for tandem and triple junction module production in the coming future, which may improve the conversion efficiency of our product up to 13 percent.

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