XsunX to complete CIGSolar deposition system by end of October 2012

XsunX CIGSolar cell
XsunX CIGSolar cell

XsunX Inc. (Aliso Viejo, California, U.S.) has announced that it will complete its novel copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin film solar photovoltaic (PV) deposition system in its new facility in Irvine, California by the end of October 2012.

The company states that it has implemented a fast-track schedule to expedite technology demonstration and marketing efforts. XsunX credits the receipt of equity financing through Ironridge Energy Co. (Los Angeles, California, U.S.) with its ability to focus on assembling and configuring a demonstration of its CIGSolar thin film PV cell evaporation system.

"The industry's obvious need and the focus of our CIGSolar thin film PV (TFPV) cell evaporation technology, is to provide cost reductions and an opportunity to restore operating margins for manufacturers," states XsunX CEO Tom Djokovich.

"How to achieve these goals has been an elusive challenge for the industry, but we believe that CIGSolar's new approach is the right solution to this challenge."

CIGSolar offers novel approach to thin-film

CIGSolar is a novel manufacturing method using thin stainless steel substrates sized to match crystalline silicon (c-Si) PV cells, which can then be used as an alternative to these cells in module assembly lines.

The process also utilizes a multi-small area thermal co-evaporation technology, which it says allows for better control of the complex CIGS layer deposition process.



2012-10-04 | Courtesy: XsunX | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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