Trina Solar announced its recent research agreement with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS). Their collaboration will be for the development of an all-back contact high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cell with Trina Solar’s monocrystalline wafers. Trina Solar will cover the cost of the research project in exchange for the intellectual property rights.
“We are excited to have this opportunity to work with Trina Solar in the development phase of this advanced solar cell technology. We expect the technology to be transferred to the production line and ready for commercial production within the next three years,” said Professor Armin Aberle, cluster director of silicon photovoltaics at SERIS.
Trina Solar and SERIS will work together to produce the high-efficiency solar cell by printing contacts on the back of the cell to increase front surface exposure to sunlight. Trina Solar is anticipating a 21.5% production efficiency and 23.5% laboratory test efficiency with the project completed in the next three years.