By: Editorial Team

Gases for flexible solar cells

Hungary | The solar cell manufacturer Flisom’s production operation uses the high-purity noble gases argon and helium as well as nitrogen from Messer. In Kecskemét, the company manufactures flexible solar panels that can also be mounted to curved surfaces. Its gas-assisted production technology makes it possible to minimize the consumption of material and energy; the resulting solar cells also achieve high energy yield. Filsom started out as a spin-off of the Laboratory for Solid-State Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH).

The company is a leader in flexible CIGS photovoltaic technology – the acronym stands for the solid solution of copper indium gallium (di)selenide, from which the panels are made. Unlike the silicon used in conventional solar cells, this material enables the manufacturer to produce extremely thin and flexible panels.

Flexibles Solarmodul von Flisom