Suntech 15.6% Efficiency “New World Record”

Photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer Suntech Power Holdings' (NYSE:STP) commercial grade multicrystalline modules have achieved conversion efficiency of 15.6%, including the module's framed area, the company announced August 19.

Sandia National Labs set the previous world record 15 years ago with conversion efficiency of 15.5%, measuring aperture area only, the announcement said.