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Avancis claims 19.64% efficiency for CIGS module

The German manufacturer said the result was confirmed by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The achieved efficiency is claimed to be a world record for a CIGS panel with an integrated series connection of 30×30 cm.

Solliance, MiaSolé hit 26.5% efficiency on tandem CIGS/perovskite solar cell

MiaSolé and Solliance have achieved record performance by optimizing the bandgap and the efficiency of both the rigid semi-transparent perovskite top cell and the flexible CIGS bottom cell.

Midsummer ships CIGS production line to Russia

The production equipment was bought by Russian nanotechnology specialist Rusnano. The line will be used to produce BIPV modules at a factory in the Republic of Mordovia.

Nice Solar Energy files for insolvency under self-administration

The CIGS thin-film specialist employs 160 people in Germany. Business operations will continue with no disruption for the time being.


Vanadium redox flow battery integrating CIGS modules

Spanish and Finnish scientists have developed a solar vanadium redox flow battery paired with commercially available CIGS solar panels. The open-circuit voltage values were high enough to achieve unbiased photocharge, they said.

Midsummer to set up 50 MW BIPV module factory in southern Italy

Through this new project, the Swedish CIGS turnkey equipment supplier aims to expand its presence in southern European PV markets.

Equipment auction sounds final note for Hanergy-owned Alta Devices

If you’re interested in some lightly used MOCVD and PVD thin-film solar cell production equipment, have we got a deal for you.


Can CIGS thin-film PV manufacturing return in the US?

A scientist familiar with First Solar’s earlier efforts in CIGS makes the case for the CdTe pioneer to return to the technology.

CIGS cells could hit efficiencies of 33%, say Germany scientists

Researchers have gradually improved the efficiency of CIGS thin-film tech in recent years. But scientists in Germany say the 23% rate achieved thus far is not the end of the story.


From tandem cell to double absorber for 34.45% efficiency

Scientists in the United States theorize that a ‘double absorber’ cell comprising two active thin-film layers within one cell stack could achieve impressive efficiencies, whilst eliminating many of the challenges inherent to the design of tandem cells. For now though, it’s only on paper.

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