MiaSole hits 15.5 percent efficiency with flexible CIGS module


The California-based manufacturer achieved the 15.5 percent aperture area efficiency on a commercial size flexible module totaling 1.68 meters squared. "Along with our current capacity to deliver 14.5 percent glass modules, the NREL verification of our flexible modules highlights the progress we are continuously making against our efficiency roadmap and goal of delivering the lowest levelized cost of electricity to our customers," commented CEO, John Carrington.

At the start of March, the company secured US$ 55 million in funding, with which it aims to "aggressively" build the commercial part of its business. At the time, Carrington said MiaSole had started manufacturing modules with an efficiency of 14 percent at under $0.50 per Watt which is, he said, is the industry's lowest capex.

Meanwhile, in a report released in April, in which GTM Research asked, "Is the window closing for thin film PV?", the company said that CIGS thin film is expected to show strong growth, and should hit four gigawatts of production in 2016. In addition to Solar Frontier, MiaSole was identified as a promising future player.

Popular content

This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: editors@pv-magazine.com.


Related content

Elsewhere on pv magazine...

Leave a Reply

Please be mindful of our community standards.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.

Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.

You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.

Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.