Global Solar Reaches 10 Percent Efficiency on CIGS Cells

Global Solar Energy (GSE) has announced that is has achieved an average of 10 percent solar cell efficiency on a flexible/lightweight substrate over several production runs. GSE reached this level in December of 2007, bringing to close a year in which the company also manufactured and shipped 4 megawatts of photovoltaic material powering commercial, government, military and consumer products worldwide.

GSE began production of its CIGS thin-film solar cells on a flexible substrate in 2004. The company produces solar cell technology that can be used in traditional rigid glass panels, as well as flexible applications that require more durability.

“A number of CIGS thin-film companies have exceeded 10 percent efficiency in the lab or in individual cells, but achieving 10 percent average solar cell efficiency over the course of several sustained, continuous production runs is a significant achievement,” said Dr. Jeffrey Britt, Ph.D., vice president of technology for GSE. “This is the culmination of three full years of being in production and evolving our proprietary production techniques to continuously improve the efficiency and output of our production.”
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