Midsummer has developed a rapid process for the production of flexible thin film solar cells using sputtering of all layers of the solar cell. This allows for scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of thin film solar cells.
Midsummer can now offer a complete BIPV metal roof system. Midsummer has teamed up with the Swedish company Clix Steel Profile AB, which has developed a metal roof system that is certified for slopes as low as 5°.
“We can now offer certified BIPV products with great aesthetics. The roof plates are produced with integrated lightweight flexible panels using any type of coated steel. The lightweight, flexible panel from Midsummer is integrated already at the factory, thereby reducing installation time and cost. All connectors are well protected for snow and ice and easily accessible if necessary,” said Sven Lindström, CEO of Midsummer.
Midsummer continues to develop its unique way of manufacturing flexible thin film CIGS solar cells on individual stainless steel substrates. The company’s DUO deposition tool is now a proven commercial product and its R&D focus has been on increased cell efficiency, lightweight flexible modules and integration of these modules into roofing elements.