XsunX Completes Hybrid CIGS Solar Device
XsunX Inc. has completeda fully functional copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-filmsolar device.
The company’s hybrid solar cell technology adaptsmanufacturing processes from the hard disk drive (HDD) industry toproduce CIGS solar cells deposited onto a stainless-steel substratewith pseudo-square configuration. XsunX believes this technology canreplace traditional silicon wafer solar cells.
"Approaches tomass-scale production of CIGS thin-film cells today introduceprocessing defects that significantly reduce cell performance," statesRobert Wendt, chief technology officer at XsunX. "Because we areleveraging stationary small-area, high-rate, production technologiesand not scaling up to large-area processing, we’re able to strive forlaboratory-metric conversion efficiencies."
In the next stage ofdevelopment, XsunX says it will be evaluating technical data concerningperformance and conversion efficiency to continue to fine-tune eachcell layer based on input collected from small-area devices, as well asperfecting the engineering designs.
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