Developer of plastic solar cells, Solarmer Energy, has again broken the world record for the efficiency of plastic solar cells. The company’s latest efficiency of 7.6% has been independently certified by Newport Corp.’s Technology and Applications Center’s Photovoltaic (TAC-PV) Lab.
“Breaking the 7% efficiency barrier for organic photovoltaics is a huge accomplishment for Solarmer and the organic photovoltaic (OPV) industry.” said Dr. Gang Li, vice president of the technology development.
“We are pleased that Newport’s recently launched certified PV lab is helping Solarmer in achieving outstanding results in efficiency. Our collaboration in material research and certified testing is a great example of how two very different companies can benefit by working together,” says Dr. Ruben Zadoyan, director of technology and applications at Newport.
Solarmer Energy will expand on this technology at the 2009 Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California from the October 27-29.