5 September 2012

TSMC’s CIGS-based solar modules hit 14.2% efficiency

TSMC Solar Ltd, which was founded in May 2009 as a subsidiary of the world’s biggest silicon wafer foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Inc (TSMC), says it has manufactured 14.2% efficient modules using its R&D and pilot production line at TSMC’s highly-automated manufacturing facility located in Taichung, Taiwan. These panels have entered the UL and IEC certification process, and should be available early in 2013.

TSMC adds that its production modules currently and consistently achieve 13% module efficiency, and that its TS CIGS Series product lineup has been upgraded to span 130W – 140W panels.

“These significant improvements achieved since entering pilot production in March of this year demonstrate our ability to make rapid technology advancements. We are confident that our focus on technology improvement will enable us to continue driving efficiencies significantly higher for the next few years,” said Ying-Chen Chao, president of TSMC Solar.

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