Midsummer receives $multimillion order
Swedish solar energy expert Midsummer, a provider of equipment for cost-effective manufacturing of flexible CIGS thin film solar cells, has received an $ multi million order for its compact DUO solar cell manufacturing system to an undisclosed customer.
The potential client placed the order after visiting Midsummer in Sweden and after thorough and successful testing of the machine, which will be delivered to the client in October 2015.
The Midsummer DUO is a compact, fully automatic deposition system for CIGS solar cell manufacturing. It's designed for high throughput, operational stability, optimized layer uniformity and superior material utilisation.
"We have again shown that we are the leading provider of turnkey production lines of flexible thin film CIGS", said Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer. "Our focus on lightweight flexible modules appeals to the market, as well as our use of sputtering for all layers, and that the production process is an all-dry, all vacuum process."
Midsummer has developed a rapid process for the production of CIGS solar cells using sputtering of all layers of the solar cell. This allows for scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of thin film solar cells. Midsummer's customers are manufacturers of thin-film solar cells worldwide.
"Fewer large scale solar energy parks are being built in Europe and the global solar cell market is facing a paradigm shift. Focus is shifting to installations on large buildings in cities. Lightweight and flexible thin film solar cells are ideal for this market. It is economically and environmentally more beneficial to use solar energy locally, where it is produced", Sven Lindström concluded.
Midsummer has been named as one of Sweden's hottest technology companies and also been repeatedly featured on the list of the nation's fastest growing technology companies.