Midsummer: Asian client now produces CIGS thin film solar PV modules with conversion efficiency at 14 per cent

Midsummer CIGS solar PV manufacturing equipment
Midsummer CIGS solar PV manufacturing equipment

Midsummer AB (Järfälla), a Swedish technology provider of equipment for manufacturing of flexible CIGS thin film solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, on January 26th, 2017 announced that its Asian client now manufactures lightweight flexible solar modules with conversion efficiency of 14 per cent.

Midsummer previously announced that they have sold their compact DUO solar cell manufacturing system to an Asian client. According to Midsummer, the system is in production and it produces flexible solar modules at record levels. The flexible solar module is made of cells from the client's factory in Asia.

Midsummer’s client has now have passed 14 per cent in conversion efficiency (corresponding to 15.4% aperture area efficiency), reads the press release.

The modules tested at the independent research institute Chemitox Inc. in Yamanashi, Japan, were made in the client’s mass production line in normal production conditions and with standard process settings with a CIGS layer less than 1 micron in thickness.

“I am happy to announce that our solar modules indeed have increased the conversion efficiency to 14 per cent as verified by an independent testing laboratory. The DUO system is now the most widely spread manufacturing tool for flexible CIGS solar cells,” said Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer AB.

 

2017-01-26 | Courtesy: Midsummer AB | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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