1366 Technologies and Hanwha Q Cells Boost Direct Wafer Champion Cell Efficiency to 20.3% and Cell Efficiency Average to 20.1%

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1366’s Direct Wafer technology achieved 20.3% cell efficiency. Image: 1366 Technologies

Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies today announced a new performance record for 1366’s Direct Wafer technology with the achievement of 20.3% cell efficiency, independently confirmed by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab.

The company achieved this repeated efficiency record in a joint effort together with its development partner Hanwha Q Cells. 1366’s Direct Wafer products in combination with Hanwha Q Cells’ Q.antum cell technology also achieved an average efficiency of 20.1% on the pilot line with standard processes used in mass production. The collaboration between the two companies has boosted the cell efficiency of the Direct Wafer technology by an average of 0.8% per year.

The wafers were produced with 1366’s current production furnaces in Bedford, MA and the cell fabrication was completed using production process equipment at Hanwha Q CELLS’ Center for Technology, Innovation, and Quality in Thalheim, Germany.

 

2017-08-24 | Source: 1366 Technologies | solarserver.com © EEM Energy & Environment Media GmbH

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