Thin-film manufacturer Masdar PV has reached 10% efficiency with its micromorph technology thin-film a-Si/μc modules, the company has announced. Masdar’s research and development department collaborated with the Helmholtz Zentrum in Berlin, focusing on the optimization of materials used for the production of the modules.

Masdar PV began producing micromorph technology seven months ago and the company is positive that the efficiency for its a-Si/μc modules can be increased even more, up to 11% by 2013. The company’s research and development team will continue to collaborate with external research institutes.