BP Solar Achieves New World Record For Cell Efficiency

BP Solar today announced it has achieved a world record in solar cell efficiency for a 125mm size cell. The 18.3 percent efficiency was verified by the Fraunhofer Institut Solare Energiesysteme in Germany.

The 18.3 percent efficiency represents an 11 percent improvement over the 16.5 percent efficiency currently available with Saturn solar cells. Researchers at BP Solar's Technology Center in Sunbury, UK developed the 18.3 percent efficiency cell.

Improved efficiency remains the underlying foundation for future BP Solar production of premium solar cells. This new technology will form the basis for the new BP Solar Tres Cantos facility in Madrid, Spain, as well as underpinning efficiency improvements at the existing Alcobendas facility near Madrid.

"BP Solar continues to demonstrate innovative ways to improve technology that benefits the industry by paving the way toward improved products delivering lower costs to our customers," said John Mogford, BP group vice president, Renewables and Alternatives. "BP Solar is proud of this world record and will work hard to bring it to production, but it is not the only efficiency improvement on which we are working. Customers can expect to see the next generation of Saturn laser-grooved technology in the near term."

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