Berlin The German company Sulfurcell, a producer of Copper Indium Selenide (CIS) thin-film modules, signed agreements this week to supply companies in China and India with 16 megawatts (MW) of product.
The Intel-backed company is currently building a 75-MW manufacturing facility in Berlin. Many companies in the CIS/CIGS thin film space have had troubles scaling up over the last few years. Players like Sulfurcell are now just starting to scale up and ship product in larger volumes.
In China, over 10 MW of Sulfurcell’s solar panels will be deployed in new construction and building integrated applications. In India, over 6 MW of the company’s modules will be used for commercial rooftop projects. By focusing on the BIPV market, Sulfurcell hopes to find a niche in which to grow.
“The new supply agreements in China and Asia for over 16MW of our CIS modules mark an important stage for us as we expand into the global market,” said CEO and founder Nikolaus Meyer.