Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Limited announced that TÜV Rheinland has rated Hanergy's Germany-based subsidiary Solibro's double glass copper indium gallium selenium (CIGS) solar module as the most efficient glass substrate CIGS module in the world, with a record 18.72% aperture area efficiency.
Hanergy Solibro CIGS technology can be applied across a variety of areas, with distributed power generation currently the main market. As the annual production and installation rates in this market continue to rise, and as the overall adoption of photovoltaic solutions accelerates, the future for CIGS modules promises to become even brighter.
In terms of distributed power generation, Solibro modules have already been deployed widely across the world. In August 2016, a 3MW thin-film solar project with Solibro modules was completed in Zoucheng Industrial Park, Shandong Province, providing grid-connected power generation over a total area of more than 30,000 square meters and generating over 4 million yuan of revenue throughout the year. Overseas, Solibro panels have been successfully applied to a variety of projects, such as a large sports stadium in Germany and residential solar systems in France.