Continually rising module efficiencies are finally making an impact in demand for Inventux Technologies tandem (a-Si/μc-Si) junction ‘micromorph’ thin-film modules, as the start-up says it is at full capacity in its 33MW plant near Berlin, Germany. Coupled to its professional sales network with direct customer access, Inventux says that it is producing a 132W module with 9.2%-plus stabilized efficiency, up from 8.9% in April 2009, and is currently sold out of modules during the winter months.
“In the past year Inventux has continued its successful course in terms of production and sales development and has once again been granted an unrestricted certificate by annual auditors,” noted Oliver Rothe, CFO of Inventux. “Under exceedingly difficult market conditions in 2009, we have succeeded in establishing the economic and corporate law foundations for continuing the company’s dynamic growth.”
Inventux says that demand and order book have remained strong and expects a good year for sales. With the proposed feed-in tariff changes in Germany, Inventux is strengthening its international market in 2010 and expects further gains in conversion efficiencies.
Founded in 2007, the thin-film silicon producer is a customer of Oerlikon Solar’s ‘micromorph’ technology and currently employs around 200 people.