Mar 15th, 2012
SOLOPOWER flexible CIGS module reached 13.4% aperture efficiency
SoloPower, a San Jose, California-based manufacturer of flexible thin film solar cells and modules, announced that its next generation panel has achieved an aperture area efficiency of 13.4%, a record for flexible copper, indium, gallium and (di)selenide (“CIGS”) based modules.
Flexible CIGS photovoltaic module from SoloPower.
- 13.4% Aperture Efficiency confirmed by National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- SoloPower plans to build a large scale manufacturing facility with a capacity of 400 MWp
The measurements were made by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
The announcement comes at a time when SoloPower is hiring engineers and technicians for its state-of-the-art, high-volume manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon, which will begin commercial production later this year. SoloPower’s operations in Portland are ultimately expected to have a capacity of 400MW and employ 450 people.
SoloPower uses innovative manufacturing technology to produce low-cost, high-efficiency CIGS-based photovoltaic cells. The CIGS cells are then packaged into unique, flexible, lightweight solar modules.
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