Microquanta Semiconductor, based in Hangzhou, China, was established in July 2015. The company works to commercialize perovskite-based solar cells.
The company owns a super-clean lab, in which it can reportedly produce 6x6 c㎡ scale perovskite solar cells. The reported conversion rate is 16%.
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Reports out of China suggest that a perovskite photovoltaic cell production line has gone into production in Quzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province.
The 40-hectare factory was reportedly funded by Microquanta Semiconductor and expected to produce more than 200,000 square meters of photovoltaic glass before the end of 2020.
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The China-based Microquanta says its research team achieved a 14.24% conversion efficiency record for a large-area (200x800cm2) perovskite solar module. The device has reportedly passed testing by the European Solar Test Installation agency. Also, Microquanta announced a 20 MW perovskite module pilot line.
The business has focused on perovskite cell and module R&D from day one. Last year, Microquanta achieved a lab conversion efficiency record of 17.9% (17.3% stable rate) with its perovskite solar module, and the company then turned to large-area devices.
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.
Chinese perovskite materials startup Hangzhou Microquanta Semiconductor has reported that a 16-cm2 perovskite mini-module, certified by testing firm Newport in Montana, US has achieved a 16% conversion efficiency.
According to Microquanta, the perovskite mini-module 16% efficiency was achieved only three months after setting a prior record of 15.2%. Progress was made, primarily due to the focus on improving the deposition uniformity for large area thin films.