NICE Solar Energy & Manz set CIGS thin-film solar module efficiency record at 17.6%

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
The new total area efficiency record has been confirmed by TÜV Rheinland on a module surface area of 120 x 60 centimeters, using Manz production equipment at the NICE Solar Energy R&D facility in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. Image Manz

The German-China partnership between Manz and China Energy Investment Group Co., Shanghai Electric Group Co and Future Science City, now known as NICE Solar Energy, have set a new CIGS thin-film module conversion efficiency record of 17.6 %. 

The new total area efficiency record has been confirmed by TÜV Rheinland on a module surface area of 120 x 60 centimeters, using Manz production equipment at the NICE Solar Energy R&D facility in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.

NICE Solar Energy is currently building manufacturing operations in Chongqing in central China with an initial capacity of 306MW. 

 

The forthcoming PV CellTech 2020 event in Penang, Malaysia on 10-11 March 2020 is to feature a special session topic on thin-film solar PV, and review the prospects of this technology being the subject of another round of global investments.

Read Next

September 15, 2021
Solar module manufacturer Seraphim has started construction on new phases of its 10GW module manufacturing facility in Jinzhai, China.
September 14, 2021
Renewables developer BayWa r.e. and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have built a new research project to explore how solar systems can protect plants and fruit from extreme weather.
September 7, 2021
Supply disruptions in the coal and gas sectors have contributed to record electricity costs across Europe, leading to calls for more support for renewables generation to mitigate future price rises.
September 3, 2021
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected China’s challenges to US safeguard tariffs on certain crystalline silicon PV cells, ruling that the measures have not breached global trade rules.
September 1, 2021
French utility giant Engie has signed a 24/7 power supply agreement with Google for 140MW of carbon-free energy to its operations in Germany in an arrangement the companies have called a “first-of-its-kind”
August 25, 2021
NextEra Energy has asked the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to force a new alliance of solar companies to either reveal its members or ditch its request for fresh tariffs on China-linked solar imports.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
October 6, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 19, 2021
BRISTOL, UK
Solar Media Events
December 1, 2021