Russian scientists from the RUSNANO are involved in the development field of nanotechnology, together with the experts from the Renova and have achieved a record efficiency of Solar Cells production domestically. To create a solar module at very the first stage they have been selected in similar designs used by Panasonic technology Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer (HIT), allowing engineers to achieve maximum conversion efficiency of solar energy among serially produced in Russia systems. This option is presented and approved by the members of the Scientific Council of the Silicon Solar Panels and they have almost reached the value of 20% which is impressive.

Russia is ready for the Production of Silicon Solar Panels with an Efficiency of 20%


Sure, it is an achievement but does not claim to be the world record conversion efficiency of solar energy, which is owned by a Japanese company Panasonic and for a similar type of product they reached an Efficiency of 25.6%. However, to demonstrate the success of the effort to speak Russian scientific organizations to keep up with their Western counterparts, and gradually move to more advanced solutions in technical terms. This, in turn, may contribute to the popularization of alternative source of supply.

Access to the record for domestic production parameters when creating solar owned Science and Technology Center of thin-film technologies in the energy sector at the Institute. Ioffe, which is owned by the company “Hevel” – a joint venture dubbed above companies “Renova” and “Rusnano”.

With regard to the technology used they used Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer (HIT), it is a method of manufacturing solar cells, which uses the advantages of both crystalline and thin-film technology to create high-performance solar cells. This allows you to combine in the final product with two key advantages – maximum efficiency silicon panels in conjunction with reduced to zero light degradation. Complement these benefits are with low cost and the fact that for HIT-PV modules with increasing temperature characteristic of minimum efficiency losses that only promotes the use of plants in hot climates.

Installation of thin-film solar cells


But most importantly, solar cells with a 20 percent conversion efficiency is not just a source of pride employees Hevel, RUSNANO and Russian science as a whole, but also have important practical significance. Proven technology will not be difficult to adapt at minimal cost under current production of thin-film modules manufactured by Russian enterprises. For example, silicon HIM-panel with a new model after upgrading equipment can be on the top of the list of products factory Hevel in Novocheboksarsk.

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