On the 17th of January 2012, First Solar Inc. announced that it had set a new world record using the cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic solar module, which has achieved the record-breaking 14.4% total area efficiency.
The world record has been confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab, which has measured the prior record of 13.4%. It’s great to know that the company can break its own record. Hence, it has paved the way for others that are associated with the production of solar panels.
Just after six months duration setting the world record for CdTe solar cell efficiency with a mark of 17.3 %, Dave Eaglesham, chief technology officer of the First Solar at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi announced the company record-beating performance.
It’s a grand time for more than 1000 workers who constructed the cell and module record-setters with commercial-scale manufacturing equipment and materials at the company’s production unit in Perrysburg.