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Impressive Solar Cell Efficiency Improvements across the Board - Present your latest PV research at 35th EU PVSEC 2018


The strong growth of the global solar market in 2017 to nearly 100 GW from 77 GW the year before had caught any expert in the sector by surprise. The recent efficiency increases were not all that surprising but the constant and manifold improvements have been very impressive across the board. The latest solar cell efficiency table (version 51 in Dec. 2017) of the semi-annually published Progress in Photovoltaics alone listed 10 new efficiency records for various cell and module technologies from companies and research institutes in Europe, Asia and America:


         Crystalline Silicon:

  1. A 22.3% efficiency record was reached for a 4-cm2 n-type multicrystalline solar cell fabricated by Fraunhofer ISE from Germany.
  2. An efficiency of 25.8% was confirmed for a 4-cm2 n-type crystalline silicon cell with contacts on both top and rear surfaces. This was a record for this cell with a traditional contacting design made by Fraunhofer ISE.
  3. An efficiency of 22.0% was reached for a large area 246-cm2 p-type multicrystalline cell based on Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) technology and produced by Chinese company Jinko Solar.


    Perovskites:

  4. An initial efficiency of 20.9% was measured for a 1-cm2 perovskite cell produced by the Korean Research Institute of Chemical Technology.
  5. An efficiency of 22.7% has been measured for a small area 0.09-cm2 lead halide perovskite cell also made by Korean Research Institute of Chemical Technology.


    III-V:

  6. Fraunhofer ISE reached a 33.3% efficiency for a 2-terminal, triple-junction GaInP/GaInAs cell wafer-bonded to a Si cell.
  7. A 32.8% efficiency was measured for a 1-cm2 GaInP/GaAs monolithic 2-junction, 2-terminal device from Korean company LG Electronics.
  8. An efficiency of 25.1% was reported for a 866-cm2 GaAs module of US company Alta Devices.
  9. A 32.6% efficiency for a small area (0.25 cm2) GaInAsP/GaInAs monolithic, 2-junction, 2-terminal, 1-sun cell fabricated by US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
  10. NREL improved a small area, 2-junction, 2-terminal tandem GaInAsP/GaInAs concentrator cell to 35.5% under 38-suns concentration (direct irradiance of 38 kW/m2).



Present your latest research at 35th EU PVSEC 2018

At the upcoming 35th EU PVSEC 2018 in September in Brussels, the latest updates on PV research and technologies will be reported. Be part of the global PV research community – and submit your abstracts by 9 March 2018.


Call for Papers in all PV fields:


35th EU PVSEC Exhibition - 5% early bird discount until 02 March 2018


Meet your target group at the 35th EU PVSEC Exhibition, taking place from Monday to Thursday, 24 to 27 September 2018 at the SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels.


Stand Opportunities


EU PVSEC offers a wide range of solutions for companies and organizations that wish to participate at EU PVSEC 2018 as exhibitors: it is possible to book a fully equipped pre-built stand or to rent the plain exhibition space for the set-up of one’s own structure. A wide array of versatile sizes and positions are available to suit your needs and offer you the best possible visibility during the event.


 

35th EU PVSEC Sponsorship - Increase your visibility


Good reasons to become EU PVSEC Sponsor


  • Obtain maximum visibility and attract the attention of the PV community.
  • Connect your company to one of the most recognized and successful international events with an excellent scientific content.
  • Choose between different sponsorship opportunities and packages.
  • Benefit from worldwide communication and dissemination services of the event.
 
 

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