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TSMC leads solar CIGS model efficiency ranking

TSMC' TS-150 CIGS solar photovoltaic (PV) module leads Solarplaza's most recent top 10 ranking for solar PV modules with an efficiency of 13.8%.

By Kari Williamson

TSMC is followed by Miasole's MS140GG and Q-Cells' Q Smart UF 95 solar PV modules with efficiencies of 13.1% and 12.7% respectively.

The top 10 list is:

 ManufacturerModule efficiencyModule type
1.TSMC13.8%TS-150 CIGS
3.Q-Cells12.7%Q Smart UF 95
4.Solar Frontier12.6%SF155-L
6.Global Solar Energy12.6%PowerFLEX BIPV 300W
7.Yohkon Energia12.3%YEC 200-160
8.Nanosolar12.0%Nanosolar Utility Panel
9.Honda Soitec11.6%HEM130PCB
10.New Energy Solution11.4%NESI-CIGS


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