The momentum for thin film solar technologies has been accelerating lately. From PVTech: Thin-film technology development is the focus for centrotherm photovoltaics AG, as the company has today announced the construction of a Research & Development Centre in Blaubeuren, Germany. Completion of the facility, which is to include a thin-film laboratory equipped with the latest analysis tools and pilot fabrication for CIGS lines, is expected in 2H08.
“Our objective is to enhance our technological expertise and further increase the efficiency of our production lines,” said Robert Hartung, CEO of centrotherm photovoltaics AG. “We are aiming for a guaranteed rate of 10 percent in the production process.”