At the solar industry’s largest event, Intersolar Europe, 2011 SunPower launched its new 96-cell E20 modules, which are the industry's first commercially-available solar panels to achieve total area efficiencies of 20% and above. Jorn Jugens, SunPower’s managing director, Germany had the honour of discussing with PV-Tech the key characteristics of the module, which includes SunPower's 22.4% efficient ‘Maxeon’ cell technology. The modules will be offered in Europe and Australia this year, with availability extended in North America and Asia in early 2012. All of SunPowers production lines will be transferred to the new Maxeon cell process by mid-next year.