August 20, 2013 - Amonix Inc. announced today that it has achieved a National Renewable Energy Laboratory efficiency rating of 35.9% under recently adopted CPV IEC test conditions of 1000 W/m2 and 25°C cell temperature. Data for the rating was generated by an Amonix module under outdoor test at NREL from late February to April of this year.
The result is a high independently rated module efficiency for any PV technology and is the first time NREL quantified the rating for a concentrator module with the cells at 25°C instead of at operating temperature. Amonix worked with NREL to help mature this measurement process.
"This 35.9% IEC CSTC module efficiency is a direct comparison to PV module efficiencies, which are often reported at IEC standard test conditions," said Vahan Garboushian, Amonix Founder and CTO. Mr. Garboushian continues, "With the advent of higher efficiency cells from companies like Solar Junction, Amonix anticipates achieving considerably higher module efficiencies and breaking our currently standing world records in the very near future."