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A tradition of innovation: our history goes hand in hand with the development of CIS photovoltaics.

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AVANCIS is a leading manufacturer of CIS photovoltaic systems. Our motivated employees are our guarantee of success.

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Shaping the future of energy provision together: solar energy with CIS photovoltaics

Thanks to strong partners, we have made CIS technology competitive in a very short time and are working tirelessly to make our innovative solar modules even more cost-effective and powerful.

CNBM - expansion in CIS photovoltaics

The China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM) was founded in 1984 and is a Chinese State-owned building materials group with a turnover of 30.8 billion € and about 180,000 employees in 2013. Currently China is pursuing an ambitious program to develop solar energy and CNBM intended to engage intensively.

With the purchase of AVANCIS in 2014 CNBM plans its solar module development and production expand. The advancement of technology and the production of AVANCIS PowerMax® SMART modules are an essential prerequisite for the expansion plans of CNBM in the field of photovoltaic power generation in Asia and Europe. 

In Germany CNBM has already taken over Sinoi in Nordhausen GmbH (2007), a manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines. In 2012, CNBM took over the CTFSolar GmbH, a manufacturer of production equipment for CdTe thin-film solar modules with offices in Frankfurt and Dresden.

The manufacture of our CIS solar modules benefits from the resources of our parent company with the advantage of invaluable synergies on a dynamically growing photovoltaic market.

Find out more about CNBM and it's activities in the solar sector.