CIGS Solar Articles

  • The clouds are breaking: The financier’s perspective of thin film post-Solyndra

    Peter Nieh, Managing Director of Lightspeed Ventures believes that the reaction to Solyndra’s bankruptcy was overblown – as their investment Stion goes from strength to strength. Amongst the doom and gloom of Solyndra’s collapse, a bright spot was seen in Mississippi earlier this month. Thin film start-up Stion cut the ribbon on its 100MW manufacturing factory in Hattiesburg and ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Water vapour permeation measurement for PV Solar Cell packaging

    With fears of carbon dioxide causing global warming and diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, a looming energy crisis is affecting all countries.  As a consequence, a great deal of world-wide effort is going into the development of alternative energy technologies.  At present, wind, hydro and geothermal are becoming well established with more niche roles for tidal and solar. The latter ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Applicability of Equivalent Diode Models to Modeling Various Thin-Film Photovoltaic (PV) Modules in a Wide Range of Temperature and Irrandiance Conditions

    Abstract In the paper results of fitting of current-voltage (I-V) curves acquired in a wide range of irradiances and temperatures with use of equivalent either single (SEM) or double (DEM) diode model as applied to several commercial thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules are presented. It is shown that like in case of crystalline silicon PV modules also for CIGS (CuInGaSe2) as well as CdTe ...

  • Photovoltaic Applications and Policy Initiatives

    Issue: The world photovoltaic (PV) market has grown significantly in recent years. Although this trend is expected to continue in the future, estimates cannot be given with any real certainty. Relevance: In this context the question that arises is the role that public and private funding plays in market development and how this funding should be used to ensure the best results. Although current ...


    By Atlantis Technologies LLC

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