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India’s Solar Capacity Growth Slows Down in Q1 2023

According to the recently released Q1 2023 India Solar Market Update, India witnessed a decrease in solar capacity growth during the first quarter of the calendar year. The country added 1.9 GW of solar capacity during this period, marking a 30% decline compared to the 2.7 GW installed in the previous quarter of 2022.

AVANCIS Breaks 20% Efficiency Barrier for CIGS Thin-Film Modules

A team of researchers from AVANCIS, a solar module manufacturer in Munich, Germany, has broken the 20% efficiency barrier for CIGS thin-film modules measuring 30 cm x 30 cm. The previous record, also set by AVANCIS, was 19.8%. The new efficiency of 20.3% was independently certified by the National Renewable Energy Lab.