Saint Gobain, the glass manufacturer from France, which also owns a CIGS
module subsidiary, providing the latest on R&D for glass substrates and covers used for CIS modules;
In a statement Hanergy said, ''It also demonstrates Hanergy's continued leadership and commitment to developing advanced thin-film technology, and is a further step in its investment in leading CIGS
technology and efficient alternative cell materials .
In a word, CIGS
has become the best solar cell invested product compared to other PV materials, as time goes on, CIGS
module efficiency will continue increasing and its 2009 average is about 12% which is higher than 2008 about 10% and some middle line product reach about 16%-17%, their commercial product efficiency was near crystalline silicon solar cell and module, at the same time, CIGS
module cost has greatly reduced, some equipment suppliers said that their product line could reduce their manufacturing cost to about 0.
This rapid path from inception to commercialization validates AQT's CIGS
Siva Power repositioned itself for success in February 2013 by transitioning to CIGS
Costs for select CIGS
technologies drop dramatically.
Future non-vacuum deposition processes can be less capital intensive, but depositing CIGS
films on large areas with the precision necessary to achieve both high performance and low manufacturing costs is difficult without the advantages of the FASST (TM) process.
commented, "I am excited to join Veeco at this time to help drive further progress with our CIGS
thermal deposition equipment.
thin-film flexible solar modules manufactured by Ascent Solar and integrated into the BIPV Brise Soleil product line will be installed at the external beta test site used by Hydro Building Systems (HBS) in Barcelona, Spain.
In the United States, the Department of Energy anointed CIGS
as the technology of the future, creating the PV Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) dedicated to accelerating CIGS
transition from R&D to manufacturing.
We are very excited to be partnering with AQT on CIGS
technology to broaden the range of low cost offerings to the market," said Leo Young, CEO of Solar Enertech.
Shurjo Energy has been solely focused on developing and producing a range of CIGS
modules for the past three years, and this focus has allowed us to develop an expertise on the technology," said Spencer Jansen, CTO of Shurjo Energy.