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Ascent Solar (ASTI) Achieves Efficiency Milestone for CIGS Thin Film Solar Panels

Ascent Solar (ASTI) is announcing this morning that it has achieved greater than 9.5% efficiency for its thin film, flexible Copper, Indium, Gallium, Selenide (CIGS) integrated solar modules.

Lawrence Kazmerksi, Executive Director at NREL, said, “This is significant. Many doubted that a thin-film CIGS solar cell-on-plastic technology could be possible. Ascent Solar not only achieved this, but they now have confirmed efficiencies at NREL on fully integrated, monolithic prototype modules near 10%. This appears to … Read the rest