MiaSolé announced that the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has independently confirmed an 18.64% aperture area efficiency on a commercial size flexible PV module (aperture area 1.08m2). The cells and record module were made using the MiaSolé production equipment in Santa Clara, CA.
"This latest achievement in the flexible thin-film solar module performance is a testament to MiaSole's advantages of performing research and development at the manufacturing scale," said Dr. Atiye Bayman, CTO of MiaSolé. "Rapid improvements in process development can be realized showing the extendibility of our Roll Coater technology for our customers."
"After 15 years of dedicated research and development in the Silicon Valley, MiaSolé is proud to enable the flexible thin-film solar module production at the highest efficiency level of the polycrystalline silicon solar modules produced by the Tier-1 manufacturers today. Our flexible solar solution is creating new and compelling opportunities for our customers especially in the BIPV, electric car, safety and security markets that were previously unable to realize the full potential of solar energy", added Dr. Jie Zhang, CEO of MiaSolé.