High Efficiency Solar Cells (Non-silicon based)

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)testing Ascent Solar CIGS Technology on International Space Station

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) chose the Ascent Solar’s CIGS solar technology for an experiment on the International Space Station. The MISSE-X (Materials International Space Station Experiment) flight experiment launched on Nov. 17, 2018 aboard the NG CRS-10 mission. The NG CRS-10 subsequently docked on the ISS on Nov. …

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Solliance Used Roll-to-Roll Process to Fabricate Perovskite Solar Cell with 12.6 Conversion Efficiency

Solliance of Eindhoven, the Netherlands reported the achievement of 12.6 percent conversion efficiency for a Perovskite solar cell fabricated with a roll-to-roll process. The company worked with its partners VDL Enabling Technologies Group (VDL ETG), Smit Thermal Solutions, and Bosch-Rexroth to develop the roll-to-roll (R2R) process. Solliance and its partners …

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RTC Testing Finds Stion CIGS Modules More Efficient

After a multi-year performance comparison, Sandia National Labs found that Stion’s CIGS technology outperformed mono-crystalline silicon by as much as 6%.  The testing for the RTC Progam comparison was at three climatically distinct US DOE Regional Test Centers (RTCs) in New Mexico, Florida, and Vermont. The RTC Program aims to rigorously evaluate the performance …

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