Mitsubishi Electric Corp. developed a polycrystalline Si solar cell whose area is 15 x 15cm, thickness is 100μm and photoelectric conversion efficiency is 18 percent.

The solar cell was announced at the Conference on Output Reports of the Photovoltaic Technology R&D and Related Subjects in FY2008, which was hosted by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

In addition, Sharp Corp. and Kyocera Corp. disclosed the performances of their 100μm-thick solar cells. The measurements were conducted by each company.

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