Using CIGSfab, Manz is the world’s only provider of a fully integrated, turnkey production line for manufacturing CIGS thin-film solar modules.
Regardless of whether Manz’s customers want to use the production line for manufacturing and selling CIGS thin-film solar modules or use the completed solar modules to set up solar parks and produce energy for internal use or sale: With CIGSfab, Manz offers an excellent investment option in today’s most profitable, efficient solar technology to their customers worldwide.
CIGS technology: Past – Present – Future
In the beginning of 2017, Manz AG and affiliated subsidiaries of Shenhua Group, Shanghai Electric, and Beijing Future Science Park Development Group founded a unique R&D Joint Venture that will become the world-leading research company dedicated to the CIGS thin-film technology. The R&D Joint Venture will leverage the potential of CIGS for further efficiency increase and reduction of manufacturing costs. With the objective to further accelerate the R&D process, a R&D line will be installed in Beijing in addition to the existing one of Manz in Schwaebisch Hall.
The aim is to transfer the research results of the exclusive development partner — the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research at Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) — into mass production. With 22.6 % effectiveness on a laboratory cell, the ZSW holds the world record for effectiveness over all thin-film solar technologies.
This will advance Manz’s CIGS research and development as quickly as possible. With a current record efficiency of up to 16 % of CIGSfab and a reliable technology roadmap for future increases of efficiency, Manz guarantees its customers maximum investment security. Today and in the future.