Inventux Technologies has become the first micromorph thin-film solar module manufacturer in Europe to receive IEC 61646 certification at the TÜV Rhineland. Inventux uses technology and equipment supplied by Oerlikon Solar. According to Inventux datasheet information, its tandem (a-Si/μc-Si) structure cells have a stabilized cell efficiency of at least 8.9 %, generating solar modules of 120W output.
“After successfully conducting all tests required by IEC internally at the end of 2008 and handing over an Inventux product quality certificate to our customers, we are proud to have received the official confirmation of our test results from TÜV Rhineland,” says Roland Sillmann, CTO of Inventux. “The TÜV certificate has established itself internationally as the most important sign for quality during the last years. Especially because we do not utilize a turnkey factory solution to produce our micromorph modules and consequently follow our `best-in-class´ strategy regarding the selection of equipment and processes, the independent test results confirm the first-class product characteristics of the X-Series micromorph.”
“The successful completion of the qualification process in our accredited lab shows, that silicon-based micromorph thin-film technology complies with the strict requirements of all relevant international standards,” says Andreas Cox, team leader for thin-film photovoltaics at TÜV Rhineland. “The state-of-the-art and highly automated production processes which we were able to witness during our factory inspection at Inventux allow for the complete backtracking and a comparable quality of each product.“
Inventux started tool installation at its new plant in Berlin in April 2008 with a planned €40 million investment. The thin-film start-up currently employs approximately 130 workers.