What will be the next world record in CIGS/CIS technology?

Solar Frontier, a Japanese copper indium (di)selenide (CIS) cell and module manufacturer, announced a new world record conversion efficiency of 19.7% on aperture area of 0.5 cm2 cut from a 30 cm x 30 cm substrate, using a sputtering and selenization process. The new record at 19.7% not only broke it...

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