We are a leading supplier of equipment for cost-effective manufacturing of high efficiency, flexible CIGS thin film solar cells
We are the only supplier to deliver turnkey systems for manufacturing of flexible solar cells, combined with an in-house proprietary CIGS process. We support you in setting up a factory and provide your team the know-how and technology in order to create an efficient manufacturing process.
With Midsummer’s technology, you are able to manufacture customized lightweight flexible solar panels, which can be attached onto any type of surface. CIGS flexible solar modules are growing in popularity thanks to their low weight, flexibility and durability. Applications are e.g. floating modules, vehicles, landfills, portable power generation and membrane roofs on factories, offices and other structures that are not strong enough for traditional glass modules. New applications combined with fast and easy installation create new and profitable business opportunities for both PV manufacturers and system integrators.
One Midsummer DUO has a capacity of producing 5 MW per year. When you need more capacity you just add identical DUO’s in parallel to ramp up production. We are also offering an R&D tool, the UNO, that has all the unique features of the DUO but with less capacity and with greater versatility. The UNO can be delivered with CIGS and CZTS (Copper, Zinc, Tin, and Sulphide) processes, but it can also be used for a range of other sputtering-based research projects.
Midsummer use stainless steel as substrate. The CIGS solar modules are therefore much lighter, flexible and can be made frameless to suit applications where traditional silicon solar cells cannot be used, e.g. on structures that are uneven, moving or weak. This allows us to provide flexible lightweight modules for projects we believe to promote the usage of our technology. Read more.
Midsummer do not scribe the solar cells. The voltage increase is achieved by stringing the cells together in the solar panel, just like with conventional silicon cells. This leads to a higher yield and fewer rejects compared with other thin film technologies. Read more.