27 Apr '15, 10am

#NANOMend #R2RCIGS SNEC: Manz unveils record-breaking CIGS module: Hi-tech equipment manufa... #Nano #CIGS #Solar

Manz thin-film wet chemistry process. The company has unveiled a CIGS module with a 16% conversion efficiency. Image: Manz. Hi-tech equipment manufacturer Manz has set a new efficiency record for a CIGS thin-film module of 16%. The record has been verified by testing house TÜV Rheinland. Made on Manz’s mass production line in Germany, the module incorporates a CIGS cell produced by the company’s development partner, the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Stuttgart, which achieved a 21.7% efficiency record last September. Manz CEO Dieter Manz said the module, unveiled today at the SNEC show in China, demonstrated the potential of CIGS technology to close the efficiency gap with multi-crystalline silicon equipment. "With significantly lower production costs compared to crystalline solar cells, CIGS technology will play a large role in the coming investmen...

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