Multijunction Cell Technology Advantages

Originally developed for space-based applications, III-V multijunction solar cells provide a step-change in performance and reliability over their silicon counterparts. Amonix was one of the first photovoltaic organizations to bring this III-V multijunction cell space age technology down to Earth and successfully find its unique solar uses. For this reason, concentrated photovoltaic systems are becoming a highly sought-after technological advance in the solar energy field. Concentrated photovoltaic systems are a cost- and energy-efficient replacement for traditional silicon cells in more ways than one.

Using three different photovoltaic materials in a single cell, multijunction cells extract more energy from the range of wavelengths in sunlight. This enables these cells to produce a significant increase in voltage, while simultaneously losing less energy to heat. As a result, Amonix multijunction cell technology provide the CPV industry's highest efficiencies: Under concentration, this can be in excess of 39% in volume production (over 41% in world-record demonstrations.) No other CPV manufacturer has been able to match these results.

By replacing traditional silicon solar cells with these new multijunction solar cell technologies and by placing the cells on dual axis trackers, Amonix CPV systems achieve maximum energy output. This is a huge advancement in photovoltaic technology and is a step in the direction of making efficient, powerful solar energy worldwide. Because they are cost and energy efficient, Amonix CPV solar systems are the smart choice for solar energy production.

In 2012, Amonix set the world record for CPV outdoor operating module efficiency at 33.5% - proving that over one third of direct sunlight hitting an Amonix system can be converted into clean, green energy.  

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