Hanergy’s MiaSolé Sets Large Area Flexible PV Efficiency Record at 17.44%

Hanergy’s MiaSolé Sets Large Area Flexible PV Efficiency Record at 17.44%

Hanergy has announced that its US-based subsidiary Miasole’s large area flexible CIGS PV module has been rated with the highest efficiency in its class.

Flexible PV Efficiency

One of the world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has announced that Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, a German-based solar energy testing laboratory, has rated the company’s US-based subsidiary Miasole’s large area flexible CIGS PV module as the world’s most efficient.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has independently confirmed a 17.44 percent aperture area efficiency on a commercial size flexible PV module (aperture area 1.08m 2 ). This achievement was recognized as a new certified record large area CIGS module in the latest Progress in Photovoltaics compendium of PV records.

The cells and record module were made using the MiaSolé production lines in Santa Clara, CA. MiaSolé’s cell manufacturing process deposits CIGS on a flexible substrate using high-speed physical vapor deposition (PVD) that produces high-efficiency solar cells in a continuous and high throughput process.

“This achievement is the result of our targeted focus in research and development to increase conversion efficiency and to provide durable, high power, flexible and lightweight products,” said Atiye Bayman, CTO of MiaSolé. “We will continue to lead the industry by providing innovative and powerful products that enable new applications for solar power.”

The firms proprietary PV technology is creating new and compelling opportunities for their customers by bringing high efficiencies to flexible and lightweight applications. Companies in the building, vehicle, and mobile PV markets that were previously unable to realize the potential of solar can now explore new and innovative applications for high efficiency, flexible solar panels.

Recently, Hanergy announced that it has completed the installation of what it’s claiming is the biggest Photovoltaic (PV) glass curtain wall project on a single building in China.

The HanWall project at China Pharmaceutical International Innovation Park (PIIP) has hit the list of top landmark green buildings of Nanchang city in the Jiangxi Province. As a part of the project, Hanergy has applied 6000 square meters of its innovative BIPV product, HanWall Oerlikon modules on the façade of the building. Measuring 1200mm by 1130mm, each HanWall Oerlikon module has a capacity of 100 Watts. The project installs a total of 4600 electricity-generating units, with an overall capacity of 460 KW.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.