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Title: Solar Cell Efficiency Tables (Version 27)

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
885192
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications; Journal Issue: 12006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING; SOLAR CELL EFFICIENCY; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFICIENCY; ENERGY CONVERSION EFFICIENCY; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics

Citation Formats

Green, M. A., Emery, K., King, D. L., Hisikawa, Y., and Warta, W. Solar Cell Efficiency Tables (Version 27). United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1002/pip.686.
Green, M. A., Emery, K., King, D. L., Hisikawa, Y., & Warta, W. Solar Cell Efficiency Tables (Version 27). United States. doi:10.1002/pip.686.
Green, M. A., Emery, K., King, D. L., Hisikawa, Y., and Warta, W. Sun . "Solar Cell Efficiency Tables (Version 27)". United States. doi:10.1002/pip.686.
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  • Consolidated tables showing an extensive listing of the highest independently confirmed efficiencies for solar cells and modules are presented. Guidelines for inclusion of results into these tables are outlined, and new entries since January 2016 are reviewed.
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  • Since January 1993, Progress in Photovoltaics has published six monthly listings of the highest confirmed efficiencies for a range of photovoltaic (PV) cell and module technologies. By establishing guidelines for the inclusion of results into these tables, this not only provides an authoritative summary of the current state of the art but also encourages researchers to seek independent confirmation of results and to report results on a standardized basis. Briefly, the main criterion for inclusion of results into these tables is that they be measured at one of the designated test centres previously listed under standardized test conditions. A distinctionmore » is also made between three different cell area measurements: total area, aperture area and designated illumination area. 'Active area' efficiency measurements are not included. There are also certain minimum values of area encouraged for the different cell types, although some discretion is exercised here (0.05 cm2 for a concentrator cell, 0.25 cm2 for a tendem cell, 1 cm2 for a 1-sun cell and 800 cm2 for a module).« less