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Record Efficiency of 18.7 Percent for Flexible Solar Cells On Plastics

Record Efficiency of 18.7 Percent for Flexible Solar Cells On Plastics, Swiss Researchers Report

Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have further boosted the energy conversion efficiency of flexible solar cells made of copper indium gallium (di)selenide (also known as CIGS) to a new world record of 18.7 percent -- a significant improvement over the previous record of 17.6 percent achieved by the same team in June 2010.

Source: ScienceDaily (May 20, 2011)