Nexcis, a start-up company specializing in the manufacturing of CIGS thin-film solar cells and modules from electrodeposition, has inaugurated a PV module production unit at STMicroelectronics’ former six-inch fab in Rousset, France.
The company said it has the facilities for the small scale fabrication of electrodeposited based Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 solar devices up to a size of (30×60)cm2. Nexcis is currently targeting mass production of low-cost thin-film modules. Project results will be made available to industrial and scientific partners.
A total of €1.5 million has been invested by Nexcis to equip and install the 1,500m2 cleanrooms and premises. The startup has obtained about €20 million led from the French Agency for Innovation (OSEO), the French state, local authorities, and the European Union.