Korean cell manufacturer Shinsung Solar Energy has achieved a 20.03% efficiency rate for its crystalline solar cell by using next-generation Laser Doped Selective Emitter (LDSE) technology, the company has announced. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) verified the rate of the cell that uses a six-inch p-type Cz wafer. Shinsung had already achieved an efficiency rate of 19.6% in 2010 by using LDSE; this further increase was also achieved by the same technology.

“The use of the existing screen printing line reduces the cost required for processing and if the optimized commercialization technology is used for mass production, the company is expected to have the strongest competitiveness in the global solar market,” commented a Shinsung Solar Energy representative. “We are a company that specializes in eco-friendly solar energy by developing new technology and by strengthening research and development competitiveness, which is a strategy essential to survive in the fiercely competitive solar market.”