Germany's Manz abandons CIGS thin-film solar technology
Manz AG (ETR: M5Z) has actually made a decision to discontinue the more development of the copper indium gallium selenium (CIGS) thin-film solar technology after terminating negotiations with a Chinese customer on the completion of a large solar project.
Aug 1, 2022 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, Europe, CIGS, Manz
Cadmium-free CIGS solar cell with 18% effectiveness
South Korean researchers made the cell with the chemical bath deposition method, utilizing various thiourea focus. For the buffer layer, they used zinc as opposed to cadmium sulfide. The cell is flexible and also is readily available in 7 various shades.
Aug 3, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, South Korea, Asia, solar cell, efficiency, CIGS, Cadmium-free
CIGS solar cell with IBC structure and up to 19.7% efficiency
Researchers in the Netherlands have actually shown an interdigitated back call copper-indium-gallium-selenide solar cell with a sub-micron thickness of 673nm. The device has a light weight aluminum oxide as well as magnesium fluoride-based anti-reflective coating.
Jun 15, 2020 // Technology, Europe, solar cell, Netherlands, efficiency, CIGS
Tandem solar cell globe document: New branch in the NREL graph
Tandem cells integrate 2 various semiconductors that transform various parts of the light range right into electric power. Metal-halide perovskite substances mostly make use of the noticeable parts of the range, while CIGS semiconductors transform instead the infrared light.
Apr 15, 2020 // Technology, NREL, Germany, Europe, solar cell, efficiency, CIGS, Steve Albrecht, Marko Jost
Urban use ultralight flexible CIGS slim movie solar cells
The Korea Institute of Energy Research's photovoltaic Reseach Department has actually done well in establishing a flexible and also light-weight, high-efficiency CIGS thin-film solar cells on polymer substratum and also illuminating the devices of external antacid consolidation in CIGS solar cells utilizing sophisticated nanoscale evaluations.
Feb 28, 2020 // Technology, solar cells, Asia, Korea, flexible, CIGS, Jaeho Yoon
A CIGS perovskite tandem solar cell with potential for 27.5% efficiency
Lithuanian researchers claim to have dramatically improved the performance of a perovskite-based copper indium gallium selenide solar cell they developed with the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. The improved efficiency, they claim, was achieved thanks to one of the most recently developed monolayers used for experiments on the cell.
Jan 8, 2020 // Technology, Japan, Europe, Asia, solar cell, perovskite, Lithuania, CIGS, Kaunas
Collaboration for 20 percent efficient CIGS solar modules
European solar panel makers have combined efforts with research centers to developed improved procedures for CIGS manufacturing. The venture codenamed SUCCESS aims at production line efficiency exceeding 20 percent for modules sized 30 cm x 30 cm
Dec 6, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, France, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, solar cell, Netherlands, HZB, CIGS, SMIT, Solar Frontier, flexible module, Solliance, IMN