HelioVolt Corp., a developer of thin-film PV technologies, has renewed its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
The research, which is being carried out at NREL's facilities, focuses on jointly developing the fastest and most efficient way to manufacture low-cost thin-film copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) technologies, HelioVolt says.
‘We believe that high conversion efficiencies – above 15 percent on a full-size monolithically interconnected module rather than cell level – require developing innovative methods for producing nanoscale building blocks and synthesizing them into device-quality CIGS thin-film material,’ says BJ Stanbery, HelioVolt's founder and chairman. ‘Our work with NREL provides us a sound foundation for realizing these goals.’
SOURCE: HelioVolt Corp.