Ascent Goes Long With Thin Film | June 22, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 25 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 25 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 22, 2009

Ascent Goes Long With Thin Film

Department: Business
Keywords: thin film solar, CIGS, building integrated photovoltaics
Ascent Solar has manufactured a 5-meter-long thin-film module for use in building applications.
Credit: Ascent Solar
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Ascent Solar has manufactured a 5-meter-long thin-film module for use in building applications.
Credit: Ascent Solar

Thin-film photovoltaics firm Ascent Solar has manufactured a 5-meter-long, flexible solar module on a polyimide substrate. The copper indium gallium selenide module, made on a roll-to-roll manufacturing line, weighs 2 kg and produces 123 W of power. Ascent is constructing a 30-MW-capacity facility in Thornton, Colo., to make the solar material, which it plans to use in building-integrated photovoltaic products.

 
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