CNBM’s CIGS provides cutting-edge solar performances:
- CIGS exhibits high conversion efficiencies, both in the laboratory and in production. This high efficiency, coupled with long-term stability, makes it uniquely positioned to play a central role in the global renewable energy sector. When its high performance is considered in conjunction with its other inherent advantages, CIGS is clearly a PV technology set to dominate fast-emerging PV market segments such as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).
- Visually, CIGS is far superior to alternative solar technologies. This is true both in ‘standard’ module form, when its monolithic, all black appearance is most striking, as well as in colored or patterned modules.
- The environmental advantages of CIGS are unparalleled. It has an extremely low CO2 footprint and is a material suitable for high-value recycling.
The benefits of CNBM’s CdTe thin-film solar modules include.
- Cell high absorption: cadmium telluride is a direct-bandgap material with bandgap energy that can be tuned from 1.4 to 1.5 (eV), which is nearly optimal for converting sunlight into electricity using a single junction.
- CdTe technology is getting higher and higher– thanks to its high efficiency, low cost in capital and low cost in production for Wp. That means into higher returns on investment in the solar plant and in a quick way to reach the balance.
- Modules CdTe have the lowest energy payback time of all photovoltaic modules.
- Moreover, based on the life cycle, the CdTe PV module has the lowest CO2 emission value related to its manufacture, compared with other solar technologies.