The blinding glare of SolarCity: Seeing through the efficiency record to its integrated strength

SolarCity (see the July 3, 2013 LRSJ) announced it achieved a world-record efficiency from a module off of its manufacturing line. The Renewable Energy Test Center measured SolarCity’s panel with a conversion efficiency of 22.04% using Silevo’s (see the July 24, 2013 LRSJ) tunneling oxide and thi...

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