Though not independently verified, copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film producer, MiaSolé has claimed it has produced a 17.3% champion device result, while the manufacturing process for 14% efficiency is now in production. To date, MiaSolé has claimed it has shipped over 55MW of modules since starting production in mid-2009. MiaSolé started production of 13% efficient modules in October 2011.
“The progress in efficiency gains we’ve repeatedly demonstrated are further proof that we’re aggressively moving toward a cost structure that is competitive with top-tier global solar manufacturers,” said John Carrington, CEO of MiaSolé.
The company claimed that it had achieved over a 30% gain in efficiencies in just 12 months and were ahead of roadmap expectations.