Flisom AG, a Swiss start-up that develops technologies for industrial production of flexible thin film solar modules, has inaugurated its new pilot plant for roll-to-roll manufacturing using 1 meter wide rolls – double the width of its previous capacity.
The company has also secured another investment of 10 million Swiss francs from India’s Tata Group, following an earlier investment of 42.5 million Swiss francs only two years ago.
The new 15 MW capacity pilot production plant will manufacture high performance monolithically interconnected flexible copper-indium-gallium-(di)selenide (CIGS) solar modules on plastic foil.
The inauguration ceremony of was attended by Switzerland’s State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Dr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, the President of the Government Council of the Canton Zurich, Mr. Ernst Stocker, and Mr. K.R.S. Jamwal, Executive Director of Tata Industries, India.
Prof. Dr. Gian Luca Bona, CEO of Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technologies, Flisom’s collaborating partner, was also present.
Prof. Ayodhya N. Tiwari, founder and Chairman Flisom and the Head of the Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics, Empa has repeatedly been invited to Japan for presentations and lectures, including to the International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo, the industry’s largest B-to-B international show in Japan.
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