• Trina Solar, one of the leading solar PV modules manufacturers, announced on April 24 that it had set a new world record for high efficiency p-type multi-crystalline silicon PV modules. Trina Solar’s Honey Plus multi-crystalline silicon module reached a new module efficiency record of 19.14%.
  • On April 27, Germany-based Manz announced that it had achieved 16% efficiency in copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) solar modules. This efficiency was achieved in commercially mass-produced solar PV modules.
  • On April 28, Taiwan-based TSMC Solarannounced that it achieved efficiency of 16.5% in commercially produced CIGS modules, bettering the Manz’s record made the day before.

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