TECHNOLOGY

FLEXIBLE, THIN-FILM CIGS

Ascent Solar develops and manufactures its cutting-edge CIGS (Copper-Indium-Gallium-Selenide) photovoltaic technology on a flexible, plastic substrate. These panels are designed to convert sunlight into electric power by laying a thin layer of these four elements onto a plastic backing. As a leader in the CIGS field, Ascent is the only manufacturer commercially producing CIGS solar on a plastic substrate with monolithic integration, a key differentiator that puts us ahead of all other solar manufacturers.

 

Our solar modules allow for maximum efficiency and durability while minimizing weight load. This combination of attributes makes the Ascent Solar offering suitable for operation in the most extreme environments and rugged locations imaginable.  It is more flexible and durable than the standard PV product, while weighing significantly less.

Unlike traditional solar, our award-winning CIGS technology wasn’t just made for rooftops; it flies higher and is much more mobile. It seamlessly integrates into the wings of unmanned aerial vehicles, on the sides of satellites, or carried in the packs of deployed soldiers, so they can easily power their electronics on the go. From standard bare modules to our Extreme CIGS Technology, we work with you to create the perfect solution to meet your power, weight, shape, and encapsulation requirements. Ascent Solar is the only solar manufacturer that can create a thin-film module that is durable, flexible, lightweight, and has the high-performance solar efficiency that no other thin-film provider can match. Our solar technology will not crack or shatter upon impact and continues to operate in cloudy or overcast conditions.

Our proprietary CIGS technology is used in our Bare Modules, as well as our Superlight and Extreme constructions.

Also, learn more about our Custom Solutions.