Solar and Concentrated PV

Midsummer and Clix Steel Profile Launch BIPV Metal Roof System

Midsummer, the Swedish supplier of CIGS thin-film solar cell manufacturing equipment, announced the launch of a complete solution for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) metal roof systems together with the Swedish metal roofing company Clix Steel Profile AB. Midsummer previously developed a rapid process for producing flexible thin-film solar cells using sputtering of …

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Solliance and Imec Achieve 12.4 % Efficiency for 4x4cm² Perovskite Module

Solliance, a Dutch-German-Flemish thin-film photovoltaics research initiative and Imec, the research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy, and digital technologies, reported that they improved the efficiency of their 4x4cm² perovskite module. Industrial partners of the Solliance research initiative include Solartek, Dyesol, and Panasonic. The module achieved a certified conversion efficiency …

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First Solar to Supply 140MW Project

First Solar, Inc. reported that the company was awarded a module supply contract to provide 140 megawatts (MW)DC of its cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar modules for the Sun Metals Solar Farm in North Queensland, Australia. Once constructed, it will be Australia’s largest solar project utilizing more than 1,167,000 First …

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Manz Receives Two CIGS Production Line Orders

Manz AG received two bulk orders for copper indium gallium diselenide CIGS thin-film solar module production lines. One for a CIGS production line with a capacity of 306 MW and another for a CIGS R&D line with 44 MW capacity. A newly established R&D joint venture placed the order for …

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Sunflare Solar Introduces Flexible CIGS Panels at CES 2017

At CES 2017, Sunflare Solar, a Los Angeles-based producer of thin-film copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) solar cells, has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto roofs and walls. According to the company, the new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. “Sunflare has worked for six …

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