Ultra-thin. Remarkably lightweight. Flexible form factor. SoloPower Systems leads the way with a line of thin-film CIGS lightweight photovoltaic (LPV) solar cells that adapt to virtually limitless site-specific applications.
THINNER IS BETTER
Thin-film solar cells utilize only a 1-4 µm-thick layer of semiconducting material to produce electricity, thus requiring less processing and fewer materials. These cost-saving alternatives also offer another important advantage as compared to wafer-based modules in that they can be used in a wide range of applications. Thin-film solar cells employ lightweight, flexible substrates, making them ideal for advanced applications such as building-integrated photovoltaics. What’s more, because of the lightweight form factor, the costs of balance-of-system (BOS) components (such as mounting hardware, wiring, combiners and other electronic hardware) are comparatively lower than other PV devices.