Microquanta Semiconductor has announced reaching "a new world record of 17.3% conversion efficiency for perovskite solar mini-module under newly established testing protocols for perovskite devices". This result was reportedly certified by the international test center Newport Corp.
Under these new protocols, the stabilized 17.3% efficiency rating was for a 7-cell perovskite solar module with designated illumination area of 17.277 cm2. The best device reached an even higher number of 17.9% with conventional testing methods. The desired efficiency was achieved by further optimizations of perovskite materials and manufacturing processes. This is the company's fourth continuous breakthrough regarding efficiency of perovskite solar modules and the first one under new internationally accepted protocols. Since 2017, Microquanta had pushed the efficiency record up from 15.2% to 16%, and then to above 17% before this new accomplishment.
Dr. Rui Sheng, Chief Technology Officer at Microquanta, commented: 'We are committed in the perovskite solar technology and invest heavily in our R&D activities. The team is currently working hard for transferring its leading perovskite technologies from lab environment to processes ready for mass-production in its newly built pilot-manufacturing facility.'
'This efficiency record demonstrates another progress of the company, which aligns with our mission of commercializing perovskite solar technology and making solar electricity affordable and available for everyone,' Dr. Jizhong Yao, Chief Executive Officer at Microquanta added, 'The experiences accumulated, and technology knowhows developed will provide us with great advantages in our planned commercial scale production.'