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Now a team at Empa's Laboratory for Thin Film and Photovoltaics, led by Ayodhya N. Tiwari, has made a major step forward. "The new record value for flexible CIGS solar cells of 18.7% nearly closes the "efficiency gap" to solar cells based on Conversion Records and the Promise of Super-Efficient SolarIEEE SpectrumNew efficiency record for flexible CIGS solar cellsGizmagEMPA acheives world record of 18.7% efficiency with flexible CIGS solar cellssolarserver.comall 5  

 
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