May 31, 2017

Flisom to preview Swiss-built flexible solar module technology at Intersolar 2017

  • Swiss-based Flisom presents new, ultra-light, rollable and customisable solar technology platform.
  •  Ultralight panels with 20x power-to-weight ratio of today’s silicon solar panels unveiled at Intersolar Europe.
  • Flisom unveils customisable solar technology to enable breakthrough applications.

Flisom AG, a Swiss solar enterprise, in which Tata Industries of the $103 billion Tata group is a strategic investor and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) is a technology partner, will give visitors a glimpse of its new product range at Intersolar 2017.

The company, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, has spent over a decade developing high-efficiency copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin film solar modules using proprietary roll-to-roll manufacturing technologies.  

Flisom’s products are based on the technology developed by its research partner Empa, which had achieved a world-record conversion efficiency of 20.4 percent in a flexible CIGS solar cell. This research partnership ensures that Flisom’s products remain at the cutting edge of solar thin film offerings.    

Flisom modules are super thin (under 2mm), have a uniform, jet black appearance, are ultra-light (in some versions under 500g/m2) with a power-to-weight ratio of up to 20 times more than conventional silicon panels, and are strong, safe and rollable.

Unlike competitors, Flisom offers not only its standard portfolio of modules but also offers its technology as a business-enabling platform, which is customisable for the applications of end customers, and the modules are designed and manufactured in house.

With Flisom gearing up for full commercialisation of its product range this year, the company is focused on enabling solar in ways not possible before, whether for buildings, mobility and transport, and even specialist customised applications, across Europe and the US.

The company will be showcasing its eMetal, eFlex and eRoll products at StandA1.110.