Our CIS/CIGS technology
CIS: Solar technology of the future
AVANCIS is one of the pioneers of thin-film photovoltaics and has the most experience in commercial series production of CIS solar modules We cover the entire value chain – from basic research to product marketing.
- 1 Research & Development
Basic research & development work on the laboratory level with the goal of increasing efficiency and conserving resources.
- 2 Lab to Fab
Industrialization of laboratory results in series production: development of own production plants, process optimization and output maximization.
- 3 Large Scale
Implementation of CIS technology internationally through scaling of production capacity in the gigawatt range.
- 4 Application
Production and distribution of high-performance CIS solar modules for solar parks up to solar façades.
Research & Development
Pioneer and innovation leader for almost 40 years
Since 1981, we have been successfully leading the way in CIS technology research and development of smart products. We began the first series production of CIS modules in Camarillo, California, and can look back on numerous efficiency world records. Our success is the basis for our claim to be the technology leader in CIS thin-film photovoltaics to offer our customers a qualitatively superior and cost-effective product that sets new standards in performance and design.
From Lab to Fab
Designed & Developed in Germany
Outstanding engineering skills, an innovative spirit and an untiring thirst for knowledge is part of our DNA. The results of our research work will be transferred “from Lab to Fab” into our series production, where we optimize the production processes. Our industrialized technology is implemented internationally within CNBM and scaled up to gigawatt level: from the laboratory to the finished product, we map the entire value chain in uniform quality.
Our solar modules’ performance records
As pioneers in CIS photovoltaics, we are continuously working on improving our CIS technology. We hold multiple world efficiency records and have an ambitious performance roadmap.