HelioVolt Corp. has dedicated its first factory for manufacturing high-performance, thin-film solar energy products. The 122,400 square-foot facility in Austin, Texas, is expected to create approximately 160 new jobs.
The factory marks the first commercial implementation of HelioVolt's proprietary FASST reactive transfer printing process for solar thin-film production. Confirmed through independent testing, FASST delivers copper indium gallium selenide solar cells exceeding 12% conversion efficiency. HelioVolt is using FASST to develop both conventional modules and building-integrated photovoltaic products.