California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] XsunX Inc. said that it has completed a fully-functional CIGS (Copper indium gallium diselenide) thin-film solar device. The company is developing a hybrid solar cell technology that adapts manufacturing processes from the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) industry to produce CIGS solar cells deposited onto stainless steel substrate with “pseudo square” configuration.
“With this completed sample we have reached a critical milestone in our development process, achieved through the vigilant efforts of our engineers and trusted business partner,” said Tom Djokovich, CEO of XsunX Inc. “This initial achievement illustrates a realistic set of company goals and demonstrates the strength of our relationships with the business and technical expertise that kept us on track.”
In addition to being sized to match with existing HDD manufacturing processes, XsunX’s new breed of TFPV manufacturing techniques will produce an appropriately proportioned cell that can be used on existing solar module production lines by manufacturers looking for a direct substitute for increasingly controversial silicon cells. In the next stage of development, XsunX said that it will be evaluating technical data concerning performance, conversion efficiency and engineering designs.
RenewableEnergyWorld.com caught up with Tom Djokovich at Solar Power International 2009 to hear about the company’s progress and future plans. Watch the video below to hear more.