As a manufacturer of premium-class solar modules, AVANCIS aims to offer extremely high standards of quality, reliability and corporate responsibility that are exceptional in this dynamic industry. Our roots in CIS technology go back as far as 1981. That was when our predecessor company ARCO Solar started researching the wafer-thin, high-performance coating made from copper, indium, gallium and selenium, the CIGS compounds as an alternative to the conventional silicon wafer solar cells.
In 1998, we became the first company anywhere in the world to start commercial series production of CIS in Camarillo, California. Since then, AVANCIS has continued to develop CIS photovoltaics, in cooperation with big names like Siemens, Shell Solar and Saint-Gobain. The joint success led to the establishment of AVANCIS in 2006. Since 2014, AVANCIS has been part of the CNBM Group, the largest Chinese building materials and glass group with over 180,000 employees.
Backed by CNBM, we cover the entire PV value chain - from glass to the module up to the complete PV system. This allows us to offer the customer complete PV solutions: from ground mounted installations, rooftop system to building-integrated systems and aesthetic solar facades.