Chinese PV manufacturer JA Solar’s multi-crystalline silicon solar cells have been tested to have a better than 19% conversion efficiency.
record follows the company’s announcement last August that its multi-Si cells
had achieved 18.3% efficiency.
breaking the 19% efficiency barrier with our multi-Si cells, JA Solar has
reached yet another milestone in terms of our ability to produce
high-performance solar products in a cost-effective manner,” says chief
operation officer Yong Liu.
cells are a further testament to JA Solar’s efforts to push the boundaries of
PV technology, and their superior power generation per unit of area and lower
installation cost per watt will deliver significant value to customers.”
expects to start mass production of its new multi-Si cells and integrate them
into module assembly lines for commercial use in the second half of 2014.