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Calyxo CdTe cells raise the bar at 16.2% efficiency

The cadmium-telluride cells have been independently tested by manufacturer SGS Germany to officially confirmed the "record" numbers

Calyxo has announced it has beat the last performance barrier of its CdTe photovoltaic devices based made by its proprietary low cost atmospheric deposition technology.

In February this year, the firm announced its modules reached an efficiency of 13.4 percent.

"This result shows the efficiency potential of Calyxo’s hot and fast deposition technology. Based on this achievement we are confident to reach 17%-18% cell efficiency and 14-15% top module efficiency later this year“, says Michael Bauer, Calyxo’s Chief Technology Officer.

Calyxo currently operates a 25 MWp production line with over 150 employees at the manufacturing plant that has been in commercial production since 2009 in Bitterfeld, Wolfen-Thalheim, also known as Solar Valley in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

The firm was taken over by Solar Fields, LLC, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. after its split from Q-Cells SE which declared insolvency in April 2012.
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