Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. today announced to have jointly achieved cell efficiency gains of 1.4% using 1366's Direct Wafer products in only 7 months' time. Both companies have formed a strategic partnership to collaborate on the development of 1366's proprietary Direct Wafer™ Technology in March 2015.
Daniel Jeong, Global R&D Head at Hanwha Q CELLS said: "These latest results demonstrate the potential in combining 1366's Direct Wafer Technology with our unique Q.ANTUM technology. Together they can push the efficiency limits of multi-crystalline solar cell technology while at the same time reducing the cost significantly. We´ll continue on our track to jointly mature 1366´s Direct Wafer™ Technology."
"The disruptive nature of the Direct Wafer process is not only evident in the cost and material savings it provides, but in its ability to break the technology limitations of conventional wafer manufacturing. The rapid and significant efficiency gains we've achieved together with Hanwha Q CELLS will be further increased by new wafer features made possible with our process," said Frank van Mierlo, CEO, 1366 Technologies.