Ascent Solar Technologies Inc., a developer of flexible thin-film solar modules, has begun regular production of monolithically integrated flexible CIGS modules from its production line in Littleton, Colo.
This milestone makes Ascent Solar the first company to commence production of fully integrated lightweight thin-film CIGS modules using a plastic substrate, the company says. Ascent Solar initially plans to operate the manufacturing line with one shift, progressing to full-scale 1.5 MW rated capacity utilizing three manufacturing shifts per day.
‘Modules produced from this line will accelerate product development with our strategic partners in multiple market segments and pave the way for market-seeding opportunities with our more established relationships,’ says Bruce Berkoff, chief marketing officer at Ascent Solar.
SOURCE: Ascent Solar