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PHOTON's 4th Thin Film Conference

MARKET STRATEGIES OF CIGS MODULE MAKERS 

 


 

Conference outline:
While Solyndra shut its module factory, copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) technology market-leader Solar Frontier has started full production at its 900 MW fab, and many further start-ups are ramping to mass production as well. And while the market environment for CIGS suffers as crystalline silicon module prices continue to fall, new CIGS efficiency records provide hope for this promising thin-film technology. After PHOTON’s last thin-film conference successfully focused on CIGS, this event will once again be entirely devoted to the thin-film technology with the highest efficiencies, and will feature the leading stakeholders to discuss the status and future of CIGS.

 

Topics covered:

  • Supply and demand: An overview of CIGS thin-film production and market growth (total, geographical)
  • Cost: Estimates for CIGS thin-film module costs compared to other thin-film technologies and c-Si panels
  • Technology: The latest in CIGS R&D and production equipment
  • Case studies: Performance of CIGS solar systems 
  • Investors views on CIGS thin-film manufacturing 
  • Company presentations from the most promising global CIGS thin-film producers 
  • A panel discussion

 

February 1, 2012, San Francisco
Registration: 8 am, start: 9 am,
End: approx. 6 pm

 

Ticket: US$ 840
(US$740 for PHOTON International and PHOTON – The Photovoltaic Magazine subscribers)

 

Discounts: 

10% with ticket purchase before December 15, 2011

5% with ticket purchase before January 7, 2012

10% when buying tickets for two or more PHOTON USA conferences

 

 


 

 

PROGRAM

 

TIME


INVITED SPEAKER, ORGANIZATION


 

TOPIC


 

9:00 - 9:05

CONFERENCE OPENING

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chairpersons:

 

Michael Schmela, PHOTON International, Germany

 

Craig Hunter, Intermolecular, USA


 

 

 

 

 

 


9:05 - 9:45

FUNDAMENTALS

Rommel Noufi, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)

Promises & challenges of CIGS technology

 

 


Markus Beck 

 


CIGS – a process agnostic view of the requirements for high-volume manufacturing


9:45 - 11:15

CIGS COMPANIES - COMPETING FOR MARKET SHARE

Ichiro Sugiyama, Solar Frontier, Japan

Low-cost manufacturing at gigawatt capacity

Mustafa Pinarbasi, SoloPower, USA

Flexible CIGS modules

Hartmut Fischer, Avancis, Germany

Partnering for success – from sole production in Germany to a new JV factory with Hyundai in Asia

 


Atiye Bayman, MiaSolé, USA


A different approach - CIGS using all PVD


11:15 - 11:35


Coffee Break

 


 

 


11:35 - 13:00

CIGS COMPANIES - COMPETING FOR MARKET SHARE

Aaron Thurlow, Stion, USA

Ramping up of a new 135 MW factory in Mississippi

Dave Jackrel, Nanosolar, USA

Cracking the code on CIGS

Michael Bartholomeusz,  AQT, USA

Getting CIGS 3.0 ready for commercialization

 

 

 


Boris von Bormann, Solecture, Germany

 


CIGS Performance and quality measurements - striving for customer adoption and satisfaction


13:00 - 14:00


Lunch

 


 

 


14:00 - 15:30

TECHNOLOGY: CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOOLS TO SCALE BIG AT LOW COST

Dieter Manz, Manz, Germany

Turnkey lines for high-efficiency CIGS modules

Torsten Winkler, FHR Anlagenbau / Centrotherm, Germany

Roll-to-Roll type equipment for flexible CIGS

Dave Pearce, Nuvosun, USA

Minimizing CIGS Costs through Internal Equipment Design

 

 

 


Harry Efstathiadis, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University of Albany, USA


The US Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) - Ways to increase and spead up implementation of CIGS


15:30 - 16:00


Coffee Break

 


 

 


16:00 - 17:30

PERFORMANCE: TALES FROM LAB AND FIELD

Steve Fleming, Q-Cells, Germany

Efficiency roadmap to 16.7-percent CIGS modules by 2016

Jeroen van Duren, Intermolecular, USA

Accelerating the CIGS learning curve

Markus Schweiger, TÜV Rheinland, Germany

Performance characteristics of CIGS modules compared to other PV technologies

Martina Siebmanns, PHOTON Laboratory, Germany 

Outdoor test results for CIGS modules at PHOTON's test site




17:30 - 18:30


EXECUTIVE PANEL: CIGS - THIN FILM'S SAVIOR?


 

 


Conference program - download here

 

Sponsored by:

 

 

Chint Power