Sharp achieves 32.65 percent efficiency with flexible solar module

Japanese electronics company Sharp has achieved an efficiency of 32.65 percent with a flexible solar module based on triple junction cells. The area of the module is 965 square centimeters with an output of 31.51 watts.
The efficiency was confirmed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in February and represents a new world record for flexible modules with triple junction cells, according to Sharp. The record-breaking module was created as part of the »Research and Development of Solar Cells for Use in Vehicles« project supported by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) - meaning the high-performance flexible modules will be used primarily in the automotive industry.
The module's efficiency exceeds that of a similar Sharp module developed as part of another NEDO project in 2016, which achieved an efficiency of 31.17 percent - a world record even then, according to Sharp.
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