Manz: the “21.7%” again clinches world record for CIGS solar cells

Polaris solar PV net news: October 16, Germany organised by the Manz group “new ‘21.7%’–2014 Manz CIGS data” lead the Global Conference held in Grand Millennium Beijing Hotel. Manz group with CIGS thin film solar technology research and development partners in the area of Baden-Fu Dengbao State Centre for solar energy and hydrogen research (ZSW) through close technical cooperation, again flashed to the laboratory of thin-film solar conversion efficiency by 21% 21.7%, “21.7%” is also a new world record. This is so far the highest conversion efficiency thin-film solar technology, significantly beyond the current polysilicon solar technology to mainstream records. New world record has been Germany, Freiburg, Alex Lao Institute of the Fraunhofer Institute for solar energy systems (Frauenhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE) formal certification.

After more than 10 years of development, 2014 half China of PV component total tenure volume still accounted for world total of 60% above, while station installed volume also to 13GW of installed target high home global States topped, has became world first PV component production and using powers, but years, industry breakthrough technology difficult see, products price war caused of quality problem has been plagued with production enterprise and station owners, and due to products quality problem caused of station quality problem more is shocking. Lin Junsheng, Deputy General Manager of the Asia Manz company emphasizes: boot PV industry development with technology, to ensure product quality. If companies choose to recklessly expand, increase production line, most of the capital for a simple extension, which could lead to a stagnant enterprise technology development and product quality and forced to join is similar to the recent emergence of “Golden Sun” price war vicious competition would lead to low cost bid and allow owners to suffer, and destroy the Chinese people proud of the photovoltaic industry.

It is well known that solar energy and architecture are the future trends of distributed PV industry development in China, including rooftop PV and building integrated photovoltaics is widely spread. As the subject of rooftop PV and PV building integration components – power generation efficiency photovoltaic modules, and the decay rate of the component concerned by the owners, are weighed against the power station key indicators of return on investment. At present, the domestic roof power stations using more traditional crystalline silicon solar module, in large scale applications in the process, began to highlight the problem of its high decay rates. In recent years, Germany Manz devoted considerable human, material and financial resources for research, close cooperation with ZSW, set a new world record again in 21.7% cell efficiency, achieved outstanding results in efficiency constantly growing, proves the limitlessness of CIGS thin-film technology.

Global thin film solar Vice President of Manz ClausKuhn Dr, the past few years, Manz company continued to break the thin film solar cell world record company executives believe that continuing development CIGS technology, will be able to create advantages. However, he also said the CIGS thin-film distance research and development still has a long way to the end of efforts. “21.7%” after the world record, CIGS thin film conversion efficiency and conversion efficiency of poly-SI cells expand 1.3% (SI records 20.4%), highlights the advantage of CIGS technology. Dr ClausKuhn said that “CIGS thin-film solar modules in the future not only in pass polycrystalline silicon solar module conversion efficiency, production costs will also decline significantly, CIGS thin-film solar modules is expected to become the next wave of solar power generation investment in important roles. ”

National major scientific research projects, Chief Scientist, Institute of Shenzhen Institute of advanced technology integrated photovoltaic solar energy Center, Director of the laboratory, Department of physics, the Chinese University of Hong Kong Professor Xudong Xiao said at the press conference, cost reduction is the target of the current solar power industry. Constant improvement in the efficiency, coupled with sustained cost reduction will make solar power’s competitiveness is steadily increasing. But at the same time, ignored the cost reduction in the trade relationship with energy recovery cycle. According to him to accept the results of country-related topics, currently amorphous silicon solar cell energy recovery period is 2.7 years, cadmium telluride cells for 1 year, amorphous silicon cells 1.3, only Copper-Indium-Gallium-selenium battery is less than 1 year. The refresh of the “21.7%” new world records in the CIGS inherent advantages on the basis of well made up for the short, thin film solar cell panels, also for thin film solar cell in the revising industry knowledge, especially because the power plant owners awareness. Xudong Xiao also stressed that the CIGS cost relatively lower cost potential: polysilicon industry is at the cost and learning curve of saturated stage, including improvement in conversion efficiency improvement and cost reduction measures required funds invested will increase. By contrast, CIGS is still in the early stages of industrial development, in terms of localization of equipment and material advantages, yield and conversion efficiency there is a lot of space.

Set 21.7% set of batteries by co-evaporation process, developed by Manz and ZSW in common, and have applied for patents. This process can be easily transferred from the laboratory to the production line, for which Germany Manz in Germany in Schwäbisch Hall (Schwaebisch-Hall) CIGS production base established innovations line (innovationline), mass-produced CIGS module, the lab results in mass production to practice. After the acquisition of w ü rthSolar, Manz company researchers will continue to achieve breakthroughs in technology, not only the cell conversion efficiency is greatly enhanced, while the investment costs of the production line in half, these are the CIGS cost is an important milestone in the road map. Mr Lin Junsheng said: “Manz are promoting the CIGS turnkey solutions (CIGSfab), the production costs depend on the factory location and scale, however, CIGS thin film solar cell production costs can be more prevalent than current silicon solar cells by up to 50%.

ClausKuhn Dr, CIGS thin film solar cell from all perspectives are very advanced solar products, it brings Germany more than 40 years of achievement. In terms of policy, based on research and engineering, these are major achievements, either by investing in solar power generation and intends to expand into new energy company, are not to be missed Manz in CIGS thin-film technology on the edge.

Research works closely with industry, is Germany the key to successfully play a leading role in CIGS. Lin Junsheng said that in China, CIGS thin film can form a complete supply chain. CIGS thin film solar cell efficiency is high, than any other solar products, production processes are much faster and more economical, and most of the materials needed can be purchased locally. Especially in the Chinese mainland, raw material reserves, this provides prerequisites for CIGS landing in China. These prerequisites are only to make solar power more, using the lowest cost.

About the Manz group

Manz group head office is located in the Germany city of Reutlingen, is a leading global manufacturer of high-tech equipment. Established in 1987, Manz company has been from automation experts, successful development as a solution for production equipment suppliers. Covers technical areas include automation, printing, laser technology, vacuum coating, electrode test and detection of the chemical wet process, these core technologies will be applied to Manz “display”, “solar” and “battery” extensions of the three policy areas, and will keep developing in the future.

Manz group in 2006 in Germany went public by the founders of DieterManz served as Chief Executive Officer, Manz group in Germany, mainland China, Taiwan, and Slovakia, and Hungary and Italy has its own production plants and Manz group business sale and service network all over the world, including the United States, South Korea and India. Until early 2014, the Manz group has about 1,900 employees worldwide, of which about 900 people in Asia. 營 industry in the past year, the company posted sales of more than 266 million euros.

Declaration on the company’s new “passion for high performance”, driven by Manz promised will provide customers of all key industries in the future, provide a more efficient production system solutions. As the world’s leading equipment manufacturers, Manz offers its worldwide customers made a great contribution to decreasing the production cost of the product. In order to fulfil this commitment, Manz continues to optimize its product mix in order to establish trust in client’s production process, but also steadily Manz equipment manufactured product performance parameters. This vision a Manz an important driver of innovation, help achieve breakthroughs in key technologies, such as required for global communication on sustainable power generation, industrial displays and electric-drive vehicles.

The summer of 2010, Manz and w u rthSolar in Germany which Schw bischHall signed a joint cooperation agreement, the agreement authorized Manz gained exclusive access to the CIGS thin-film solar modules and proprietary technology. In January 2012, completed the acquisition of the CIGS solar module innovation line, CIGS technology licenses will have unlimited access to full transfer. Because of this agreement, Manz is the world’s only supply a complete production and profitable manufacturer of CIGS solar panel turn-key production line. In addition, Manz has world’s largest CIGS industry specialists are available for scheduling control.

At present, the CIGS component is widely regarded as the highest conversion efficiency of products on the market.

Manz started in Germany in Baden-Württemberg, this region is Germany advanced engineering one of the cradles of, but also one of the world’s leading high-tech powerhouse. Manz staff from 27 countries and are active in all major growth areas around the world. With the establishment of new factory in Suzhou, China (scheduled for completion in early 2012), Manz can more effectively meet the current market trends.

As a commitment to corporate social responsibility, Manz supports a method called “creating the future–metalworking workshops in Ethiopia” program. The scheme of Ethiopia is committed to providing young people with vocational training.

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