High-Efficiency PV Products
We know how to build high-efficiency PV products. In fact, we are a company founded with the cell customer in mind. Over 15 million cells have been produced from our silicon through 2012, with several million made in-house during a phase in which we operated a PV cell processing line. This accumulated experience, along with our world-class R&D team, ensured our solar silicon product is well-suited to deliver high-efficiency PV products.
Our product can be dropped into conventional ingot, wafer, and cell processing lines with minimal additional preparation compared to electronic-grade silicon. Cells and modules made from our solar silicon product have the following electrical characteristics:
- Cell efficiency with averages over 16.5%. Champion cells have been made in excess of 18%
- Improved low-light performance over conventional electronic-grade silicon
- Module certification from UL and TÜV Rheinland
- Resistivity levels that enable assembly into 60- or 72-cell modules
|We maintain several test sites for modules made from our silicon. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has several modules for testing at its Colorado headquarters.|
|An outdoor test facility in Sunnyvale, California has delivered better-than-expected performance since 2010|
Learn more about how solar silicon to see how we are able to achieve these results.