Having set a record CIGS module conversion efficiency record at the beginning of the year, TSMC Solar has announced a new champion record of 15.7%.
Verified by TUV SUD, TSMC Solar’s 15.7% module total area efficiency beats its previous record of 15.1% set in January, 2013 and was produced on its existing production line in Taichung, Taiwan using commercial-sized (1.09 m2) glass substrates.
Ying-Chen Chao, President of TSMC Solar said, “Our new champion module not only pushed our efficiency record up by 0.6% points in just 4 months, but also achieved a record temperature coefficient of -0.26%/ºC, showing our continued ability to improve our process technology.”
“Our Model C1 modules deliver improved energy yield and reliability in high-temperature and desert environments and proves our ability to bring record-setting process improvements to market,” added Stephen McKenery, TSMC Solar Worldwide Sales Head.
TSMC Solar also announced the introduction of its new TS-CIGS Series Model C1 module with nameplate power spanning 140W – 155W. The UL and TUV SUD certified module has an improved temperature coefficient of -0.31%/ºC and has passed both the Blowing Sand Test based on IEC 60068-2-68 and the Salt Mist Ed.2 test.