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TSMC Solar's champion module hits 15.7% efficiency mark

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:TSMC Solar? CIGS champion module? TUV SUD? process technology?

TSMC Solar recently announced confirmation by TUV SUD that its latest commercial-sized (1.09 m2) CIGS champion module has achieved 15.7 per cent module total area efficiency. The new champion module improves on TSMC Solar's previous 15.1 per cent world record set in January this year.

"Our new champion module not only pushed our efficiency record up by 0.6 per cent points in just 4 months, but also achieved a record temperature coefficient of -0.26 per cent/C, showing our continued ability to improve our process technology," said Ying-Chen Chao, President of TSMC Solar.

The company also announced the introduction of its new TS-CIGS Series Model C1 module with name plate power spanning 140-155W. The UL and TUV SUD certified module has an improved temperature coefficient of -0.31 per cent/&deg:C and has passed both the Blowing Sand Test based on IEC 60068-2-68 and the Salt Mist Ed.2 test.

"Our Model C1 modules deliver improved energy yield and reliability in high-temperature and desert environments and prove our ability to bring record-setting process improvements to market," said Stephen McKenery, TSMC Solar Worldwide Sales Head.

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