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Press Release

CIS Thin-Film PV Submodule Achieves the World's Highest Conversion Efficiency of 19.2%

-Significant progress toward realizing a 14 yen / kWh power generation cost target-
February  27,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Solar Frontier K.K.

NEDO and Solar Frontier K.K. have achieved the world's highest conversion efficiency of 19.2% with a 30cm×30cm copper indium selenide (CIS) based thin-film photovoltaic (PV) submodule. This was achieved based on improvements to the CIS absorber layer and buffer layers, and marks significant progress towards achieving NEDO's power generation cost target of 14 yen / kWh in 2020.

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    The 30cm×30cm CIS thin-film PV submodule that has achieved the world’s highest conversion efficiency of 19.2%

For more information, please contact:

NEDO New Energy Technology Department
Contact Persons: Miyake, Sato Tel: +81-44-520-5277­

Solar Frontier, Corporate Administration Department, PR Team
Contact Persons: Yoshida, Yamiya Tel: +81-3-5531-5792­ E-mail: PR@solar-frontier.com