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Solar Cell Efficiency Reaches 19.1% in Collaboration between Hanwha, 1366

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Hanwha Q Cells Co. Ltd. and 1366 Technologies Inc. have achieved solar cell efficiency of 19.1 percent under a fabrication partnership. Hanwha Q Cells' cell architecture, called Q.ANTUM, is based on rear-side passivation. Starting from efficiencies of 17.7 percent in March, the companies in October reached a maximum efficiency of 19.1 percent using 1366's kerfless, drop-in, 156-mm multicrystalline wafers, which are formed directly from molten silicon. In addition to reducing manufacturing costs, the technology is compatible with 60 percent of the photovoltaics market, which...Read full article

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