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Midsummer reduces CIGS active layer to 800nm: Swedish thin film equipment supplier Midsummer has

Midsummer reduces CIGS active layer to 800nm 26. November 2014 | Markets & Trends , Market & Trends , Research & Development | By: Jonathan Gifford Swedish thin film equipment supplier Midsummer has reduced the active layer in its CIGS deposition process to 800nm. The tool supplier claims that this is less than half of what other suppliers offer, substantially reducing costs. Midsummer's CIGS cells can be assembled into flexible modules.Midsummer While the challenges facing PV equipment suppliers remain, technological development is continuing in both the crystalline silicon (c-Si) and thin film space. The latest announced from Midsummer claims that by reducing its CIGS absorber layer to 800nm, costs and deposition times can be reduced. Midsummer claims to have achieved conversion efficiencies of 16.7%, on a 156mm square cell, using the 800nm thick CIGS absorber. The firm ...

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