Tuesday, June 18, 2013

TSMC Solar's CIGS solar modules for commercial use offering record yield of 15.7 percent

TAIWAN: TSMC Solar Ltd announced that TUV SUD confirmed that the latest leading CIGS market size (1.09 m Module 2 ) had reached a rate of return on total area Module 15.7 percent.

The new unit leader beating the previous world record of TSMC Solar 15.1 percent, which was reached in January this year. The module was produced using materials and equipment in the current manufacturing factory of the company in Taichung, Taiwan.

"Our new leader module has increased our record performance by 0.6 percentage points in just four months, but it has also achieved a record temperature coefficient of -0.26 percent/degree Celsius, it demonstrates our ability to continue to improve our process technology, "said Ying-Chen Chao, president of TSMC Solar.

TSMC Solar also announced the launch of the new TS-Series CIGS Module Model C1 with a nominal capacity of between 140 W and 155 W. Certified by UL and TUV SUD module has an improved temperature coefficient -0.31 percent/degree Celsius and it has passed the test Blowing Sand Test based on IEC 60068-2-68 and testing Salt Mist Ed.2.

"Our Model C1 modules provide improved efficiency and reliability in environments with high temperatures and deserts, it shows that we are able to make process improvements record on the market," said Stephen McKenery director international sales, TSMC Solar.

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