Courbevoie, France [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Saint-Gobain Vitrage, Saint-Gobain’s Flat Glass Sector and Shell have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to produce next-generation solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. This panel does not incorporate silicon wafers. Shell has developed a new generation of photovoltaic panel based on Copper Indium Selenide (CIS) thin-film deposited on glass. It has been successfully tested and offers record efficiency, especially under low illumination conditions. Saint-Gobain Vitrage brings its expertise in thin-film layer deposits and glass transformation, developed after several years operating in the automotive and building markets.