Trina Solar and Canadian Solar have announced, both in the last couple of days, record breaking efficiency in their Solar panels. Shining news for the Solar industry and the advancement of Renewable Energy.

In very basic terms solar panel efficiency is a solar panel’s ability to convert sunlight into electricity expressed as a percentage. The higher the percentage the better.

Trina Solar hit a record 24.58% efficiency for a cell based on n-type monocrystalline TOPCon technology. The record was confirmed by the ISFH CalTeC laboratory in Germany. The previous record was held by JinkoSolar’s – 24.2% for an n-type TOPCon cell, set in January 2019.

“We are very delighted to announce the latest achievement from our research team at the SKL PVST, to the best of our knowledge, this is the new world record for a TOTAL AREA efficiency for a large-area two-side contact silicon solar cell” – Jifan Gao, the CEO of Trina Solar.

Canadian Solar pushed the boundaries into record breaking figures with its cast mono technology, reaching 22.28% conversion efficiency.

“We are pleased to see Canadian Solar P5 technology set a new world record. This shows that our multicrystalline technology can achieve higher efficiencies while still enjoy the cost advantage.” Said Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar Inc.

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