All solar cell yields at a glance: an updated global picture

A research group led by Professor Martin Green has published the 63rd version of the solar cell efficiency tables. This new version contains six new results.

According to the international magazine pv.

An international research group led by Professor Martin Green of the University of New South Wales in Australia has published the 63rd version of the “Solar Cell Efficiency Table” in the journal Progress in Photovoltaics.

The researchers said they added six new results to the new tables since June, including a 25.2% yield obtained by researchers at Northwestern University in the United States for a 1 cm2 lead halide perovskite cell.

Also included in the rankings were an efficiency of 22.4% obtained by the American company First Solar for a 0.45 cm2 cadmium telluride (CdTe) cell, an efficiency of 26.1% obtained by the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) for a 0.05 cm2 Pb-halide perovskite solar cell and 26.1% obtained by Northwestern University and University of Toronto in Canada for Pb-halide perovskite solar cell.halide 0.05 cm2.

The fifth result added to the tables is the 36.1% efficiency achieved in September by the German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE) and the Dutch research institute AMOLF for a multi-junction solar cell based on silicon and III-V semiconductors such as gallium phosphide and India. (GaInP) and gallium arsenide (GaAs).

The sixth and final result to join the rankings is the 33.9% efficiency reported by Chinese module maker Longi in early November for a perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell.

In the previous version of the tables published in June, the researchers added 21 new results, creating a record number of new records. The group of researchers has seen great improvements in all cell categories since 1993, when the charts were first published.

The consortium of scientists includes researchers from the European Commission’s Joint Research Center, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and the Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH) in Germany, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan, the United Kingdom, the US Department of Energy, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory United States Energy.

Translated by Marie Beyer.

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