Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. announced that its the Pluto technology produces solar photovoltaic (PV) cells with conversion efficiencies of approximately 19% on mono-crystalline PV cells and 17% on multi-crystalline PV cells. Suntech recently sent some of the cells to the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Germany for third party verification.

"We are consistently achieving around 19% conversion efficiency on Pluto mono-crystalline PV cells and around 17% on Pluto multi-crystalline PV cells in large scale production." -- Dr. Stuart Wenham, CTO, Suntech