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Amonix III-V solar cell hits 35.9 percent module efficiency

Data for the rating was generated by an Amonix module under outdoor test at NREL from late Februar to April of this year.
Amonix has manufactured a III-V based solar cell which achieved a National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) efficiency rating of 35.9 percent under recently adopted CPV IEC test conditions of 1000 W/m2 and 25°C cell temperature. 

Amonix says the result is the highest ever independently rated module efficiency for any PV technology and is the first time NREL quantified the rating for a concentrator module with the cells at 25°C instead of at operating temperature. 

Amonix worked with NREL to help mature this measurement process. Amonix 's last solar module set a an efficiency of 34.9 percent at CSOC (concentrator standard operating conditions) in April, 2013. The firm claims this was the first to break 33 percent CSOC module efficiency in May 2012.

“This 35.9 percent IEC CSTC module efficiency is a direct comparison to PV module efficiencies, which are often reported at IEC standard test conditions,” says Vahan Garboushian, Amonix Founder and CTO. 

Garboushian continues, “With the advent of higher efficiency cells from companies like Solar Junction, Amonix anticipates achieving considerably higher module efficiencies and breaking our currently standing world records in the very near future.”

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