Kahl am Main, February 20, 2012, The SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS) reports the sale of a processing machine for the production of CIGS/CIS thin-film solar cells. The coating plant was ordered by an international thin-film solar manufacturer and will be utilized for the set-up of a pilot production of CIGS/CIS modules.
After the successful commissioning a further expansion of the module production is intended. Hence, the SINGULUS system meets the current demand in the photovoltaics industry for development and pilot machines to increase the efficiency of solar cells and to simultaneously reduce the production costs. The CIGS production process, which continues to establish itself more and more and which is based on a semi-conductor layer composed of copper, indium, gallium, sulfur, and selenium (CIGS), is regarded as a promising PV technology with respect to efficiency and cost reductions.
The new order is an additional important step for SINGULUS to establish itself as a machine supplier and development partner in the growing thin-film solar market.
Source: SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG