MiaSolé CIGS efficiency beats targets for panel production
Advancement in R&D and manufacturing efficacy is accelerating the advancement of CIGS thin film technology
MiaSolé has achieved a 17.3 percent champion device result, while the manufacturing process for 14 percent efficiency is now in production at its facility in Silicon Valley, California.
These latest achievements occur ahead of schedule, and represent an increase of more than 30 percent in efficiency from this time last year.
“The progress in efficiency gains we’ve repeatedly demonstrated are further proof that we’re aggressively moving toward a cost structure that is competitive with top-tier global solar manufacturers,” said John Carrington, CEO of MiaSolé.
With increased manufacturing efficiency and investment in research and development, MiaSolé has been able to unlock the vast potential for CIGS thin-film in the solar industry. To date, the firm has shipped over 55MW with its panels being used for a wide range of global projects in North America, Europe and Asia.
The panels have been selected for a range of segments from utility scale fields to rooftops, and unique applications like electric vehicle recharging stations.
“Our ability to deliver 14 percent in production with the capability to achieve efficiency up to 17 percent further emphasises the progress we are continuously making against our roadmap,” said Carrington. “Our ultimate goal is to continue scaling innovation and deliver the lowest levelised cost of electricity to our customers.”