Silevo PV Technology awarded with Solar Industry Award for Excellence in Innovation

Silevo’s technology combines high-performance crystalline silicon N-type substrates, thin-film passivation layers and a unique tunneling oxide layer
Silevo’s technology combines high-performance crystalline silicon N-type substrates, thin-film passivation layers and a unique tunneling oxide layer

Silevo, Inc. (Fremont, Calif.), a solar cell innovator and photovoltaic (PV) solar module manufacturer, on October 1st, 2012 announced that its proprietary "Triex" solar photovoltaic (PV) technology was awarded The Solar Industry Award 2012 for Excellence in Innovation by a panel of industry experts and editors from Solar International magazine.

Silevo’s Triex technology is a hybrid PV module that goes beyond traditional silicon-based PV to deliver high efficiency and low temperature coefficients at a previously unattainable cost of production, the company emphasizes.

 

Hybrid PV cell has achieved 21% conversion efficiency in production

“Silevo is honored to be presented with The Solar Industry Award for our advancements with Triex technology,” said Zheng Xu, founder and CEO of Silevo.

“Now that we’ve begun commercial production of Silevo cells with greater than 21 percent conversion efficiency, this award reflects our determination to develop and bring to market a technology that makes sustainable, widespread solar adoption viable for the energy market. Silevo’s Triex technology is the first offering that can bring significant balance of system (BOS) savings, as well as an increased energy yield.”

 

Technological development towards grid parity

The Solar Industry Awards recognize the PV value chain and those people, products and services that are developing innovative manufacturing and product approaches that demonstrate technological development towards grid parity while reducing overall cost.

The award win comes on the heels of Silevo’s announcement that it has achieved greater than 21 percent conversion efficiency with its Triex solar cells at its high volume manufacturing facility - one of the highest across the solar industry.

 

Proprietary “tunneling junction” architecture

Silevo’s proprietary Triex technology evolves silicon-based PV as the first hybrid solar solution to combine high-performance crystalline silicon N-type substrates, thin-film passivation layers and a unique tunneling oxide layer - all in a single solar module. Powered by breakthrough “tunneling junction” architecture, these three materials together enable the Triex module to deliver high efficiency, competitive module costs and optimal energy harvest. 

 

2012-10-02 | Courtesy: Silevo, Inc. | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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