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Innovative CIGS Technologies

Together with our industrial partners, TNO researches new perspectives in systems design and production technology, which enable new applications for CIGS thin-film PV systems. As a part of the Solliance Shared Research Program Innovative Module Technology and its related projects, this program aims at lowering costs and increasing the performance of CIGS thin-film modules.

Less materials, higher efficiency

Using a thinner absorber will reduce the use of scarce materials such as indium and gallium. Under the right conditions it can reduce the production cost without negative side effects such as a lower efficiency. Together with improved passivation and monolithic interconnection, TNO will demonstrate a potential cost reduction of 50%, compared to the current, glass substrate based and state-of-the-art CIGS technology. To this end, TNO will turn to flexible substrate and the possibility of roll-to-roll technology. These technologies have the potential to be the base of cost effective production.

Enabling technology for integration

A close link to roll-to-roll back-end interconnection will improve and expand the possibilities of mass-customized applications. It will open the door as an enabling technology for integrated applications for vehicles, buildings and infrastructure.

Solliance Solar Research

Visit the website of joint innovation centre Solliance for more info on TFPV.

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Hans Linden, BSc

  • Thin Film Technology


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