Clean Grid Technology, Emerging Technology, Renewables

First Solar Breaks Efficiency Record Using Cadmium Telluride Cells

13 Jun , 2016  

cadmium telluride

Mathew Gard, ERS, for Zondits In March, Arizona-based solar panel manufacturer First Solar set a new efficiency record for cadmium telluride solar cells at 22.1%. What makes this such an achievement is that until recently silicon-based cells have been more efficient at converting light into electricity. But that’s not all. First Solar thinks that within […]

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