SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO)
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) announced today that it has broken
its own record for the world’s highest energy conversion efficiency in
practical size (100 cm2 or more) crystalline silicon-type solar cells, achieving a efficiency of 23.0%
(until now 22.3%) at a research level for its proprietary HIT solar photovoltaic cells.
With this breakthrough the advancement of Solar engery as a viable solution to the
world's energy requirements becomes more of a reality. It's only a matter for time before the
power produeced from a given amount of solar cells in a given area matches current methods in use today.