Innovalight boasts that it will be able to double the solar potency of itsnanocrystalline silicon ink as soon as next year.
By 2012, additional improvements should push the efficiency of amainstream crystalline solar cell using the ink to above 20 percent.
Conrad Burke, chief executive of the Sunnyvale, CA company, said thecompany’s silicon ink today adds one percentage point to the efficiencyof a mainstream solar cell. That means that a cell that is 18 percentefficient jumps to 19 percent.
Next year, the ink will add two percentage points to overallefficiency, and in 2012, the target is three. That should push the 18percent crystalline cell to 20 percent next year.