BERLIN, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the ten-year anniversary of its founding, CIS thin-film pioneer Sulfurcell will be renamed Soltecture. The Berlin-based company's new name reflects the excellence of the company's integrated solar solutions. CEO and Founder Dr. Nikolaus Meyer explains: "The new name 'Soltecture' gets to the heart of our core competencies and stands for superior performance in solar, technology, and architecture. With the renaming we are signaling and underlining the development of the company from module manufacturer to a provider of optimum integrated PV system solutions." Soltecture can look back on a ten-year history of success in CIS thin-film technology. From the early module market introduction of thin-film modules based on CIS semiconductors in 2005 and the ramp-up of three fabrication lines to recent record efficiencies of 13.0 percent with innovative CIGSe technology, Soltecture stands for excellence in thin-film.
Technology Roadmap: 14% Efficiency, 90% Yield in 10-16 Months
Soltecture achieves worldwide peak results with CIS solar modules based on CIGSe semiconductors. The company unveiled the new high-efficiency modules to the public at the end of 2010. TÜV Rheinland officially confirmed the output of 94 watt or 12.6 percent aperture efficiency. Only weeks later 13.0 percent has already been achieved. Industrial mass production of the new products has begun. In the coming 10-16 months, module-efficiency will be increased to more than 14%. Production yields will increase to over 90%.
From Manufacturer to Integrated System Solution Provider
In ten years Soltecture has evolved from a leading manufacturer of high-performance thin-film modules to a provider of integrated system solutions. Soltecure offers standardised solutions for intelligent integration of their high-performance and optically aesthetic thin-film modules for construction challenges such as roofs, factories, and modern facades. In recent years, renowned international investors including Intel Capital, Climate Change Capital, and the Vattenfall Europe- and GdF Suez-supported BEU Fund have provided Soltecture with growth financing amounting to more than 110 million Euros. With this capital, Soltecture is forging ahead with development of production machinery and increasing the capacity of its fully-automated manufacturing facility for the new CIGSe modules.
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