26 Apr '11, 1pm

Intel Inside MiaSolé‘s CIGS PV Panels: MiaSolé, a CIGS thin-film solar manufacturer, has entered an agreement

MiaSolé , a CIGS thin-film solar manufacturer, has entered an agreement with Intel in which the semiconductor behemoth will provide manufacturing know-how to MiaSolé as the firm ramps its solar panel production. Intel will provide a roadmap and model to scale-up panel manufacturing as MiaSolé moves to shipping 80 megawatts in 2011 and far more in 2012. Rob DeLine, MiaSolé's VP of Marketing, spoke with Greentech Media about the agreement. According to DeLine, the agreement is meant to "accelerate our expansion plan. It's one thing to go from 20 kilowatt to 20 megawatts. Twenty megawatts to 200 megawatts is another challenge." The deal with Intel is a unique way of approaching this scaling-up challenge. MiaSolé shipped 22 megawatts in 2010 and has a goal to ship 80 megawatts in 2011. Average module efficiency in the first quarter was 10.5 percent and "We are shipping higher ...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Intel-Inside-...

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