01 // Unique features of CIGS

  • CIGS exhibits high conversion efficiencies, both in the laboratory and in production. This high efficiency, coupled with long-term stability, makes it uniquely positioned to play a central role in the global renewable energy sector. When its high performance is considered in conjunction with its other inherent advantages, CIGS is clearly a PV technology set to dominate fast-emerging PV market segments such as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).
  • The production costs of CIGS solar modules are highly competitive with other PV technologies on a capex basis. Furthermore, and due to the inherent advantages of thin film solar production, CIGS has substantial cost advantages and a compelling cost-reduction potential on an opex basis – particularly when large-scale manufacturing is achieved.
  • The environmental advantages of CIGS are unparalleled. It has an extremely low CO2 footprint and is a material suitable for high-value recycling.
  • Visually, CIGS is far superior to alternative solar technologies. This is true both in ‘standard’ module form, when its monolithic, all black appearance is most striking, as well as in colored or patterned modules.

This website will describe these advantages, making clear that CIGS technology presents a highly attractive business case for investors today, to meet the clean energy needs of tomorrow!

AVANCIS has produced a series of colored modules and is working to optimize different colors with power output.