29 Jun '11, 2pm

Q-Cells Enters American Market With CIGS PV Panels: The promise of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-...

Q-Cells Enters American Market With CIGS PV Panels: The promise of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-...

The promise of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film solar has launched a score of CIGS thin-film solar startups and burned through several billion dolllars of venture and corporate capital. Only a few companies have managed to turn their CIGS IP and capital into a commercial-scale product that is shipping in real volume today. CIGS made up about 2 percent of cell production in 2010. Solar Frontier began research into CIGS thin-film solar in 1993, produced 46 megawatts in 2009 and 61 megawatts in 2010. Solyndra is on the way to 50 megawatts of production per quarter. And, Q-Cells produced 75 megawatts CIGS PV last year with a factory capacity of 135 megawatts. (They are listed as Solibro, the Swedish group purchased by Q-Cells, in the table below.) The company boasts an aperture efficiency of 14.7 percent and an average module efficiency of 13 percent -- what the...

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