Flisom AG, a Swiss solar enterprise, in which Tata Industries of the $103bn Tata group is a strategic investor and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) is a technology partner, will give visitors a glimpse of its new product range at Intersolar Europe 2017.
The company, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, has spent over a decade developing high-efficiency CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium Selenide) thin film solar modules using proprietary roll-to-roll manufacturing technologies.
Flisom’s products are based on the technology developed by its research partner Empa, which had achieved a world-record conversion efficiency of 20.4% in a flexible CIGS solar cell. This research partnership ensures that Flisom products remain at the cutting edge of solar thin film offerings.
Flisom modules are super thin (under 2mm), have a uniform, jet black appearance, are ultra-light (in some versions under 500g/m2) with a power to weight ratio of up to 20 times more than conventional silicon panels, and are strong, safe and rollable.
Unlike competitors, Flisom offers not only its standard portfolio of modules, but also offers its technology as a business-enabling platform, which is customisable for the applications of end customers, and the modules are designed and manufactured in-house.
With Flisom gearing up for full commercialisation of its product range this year, the company is focused on enabling solar in ways not possible before, whether for buildings, mobility and transport, and even specialist customized applications, across Europe, United Kingdom and United States.
The company will be showcasing its eMetal, eFlex and eRoll products at Stand A1.110.