Gintech to Ship 'World's Most Efficient' Polycrystalline Si Solar Cell.Gintech Energy Corp, a Taiwan-based solar cell manufacturer, will start shipping the "Douro," a polycrystalline silicon solar cell with a conversion efficiency of 16.6%, in March 2009. It is the world's highest efficiency for polycrystalline silicon solar cells manufactured with existing structures, materials and processes, according to the company. However, the current conversion efficiency of the cell is "16.4% or more" on average. "We will realize an average conversion efficiency of 16.6% or more by the time we start shipping the product," said Harry H.H. Kuo, product manager and technical manager of Gintech. The company will aim for an average conversion efficiency of 17.5% for the future.
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