Yingli Green Energy updates on partnership with Picasolar
Yingli Green Energy Holding announced an update on the partnership with Picasolar and the progress being made to deploy an innovative Hydrogen Super Emitter, or HSE, into pilot production under the Department of Energy SunShot Program. Yingli Americas partnered with Picasolar in 2016 and the collaboration received a $2M SunShot award with the goal of moving the selective emitter technology to production for n-type solar cells. Within the first year of the partnership, absolute efficiency improvements exceeding 0.3% absolute have been demonstrated on production cells and key reliability testing has been performed at third-party laboratories. Current work is focused on further improvements in cell efficiency, demonstrating cell-to-cell process uniformity, and scaling up the manufacturing equipment.