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It is our great pleasure to invite you to IW-CIGSTech 8, the international workshop on CIGS technology jointly organized by HZB and ZSW at Commundo Hotel with lab visits at ZSW’s new premises in Stuttgart, Germany.

For CIGS and photovoltaics in general, these are exciting times. Technological developments are still very fast, and there is plenty of room for further improvements. The expansion plans announced by Avancis and Manz, next to the existing GWp activities at Solar Frontier, are encouraging signs that the CIGS technology has reached a maturity level that justifies large-scale investments, at multiple companies.

About the workshop

IW-CIGSTech has been an important annual international workshop focusing on CIGS solar cell technology since 2010, combining scientific and technological aspects with their industrial applications. The workshop consists of invited talks, discussions and poster presentations. It will take place as a full-day event on Tuesday, 30th of May, 2017, and will be followed by an evening networking event.

Link to Intersolar Europe

From Stuttgart, it is very easy to get to Munich, in case you would like to attend Intersolar Europe, which takes place directly after IW-CIGSTech 8, from May 31st through June 2nd.

Michael Powalla, ZSW
Rutger Schlatmann, HZB
Hans-Werner Schock, consultant, formerly HZB

Previous Workshops: IW-CIGSTech 7 and earlier

The workshop "IW-CIGSTech 7" was organized jointly by HZB and ZSW. For impressions from the workshop, see the gallery on the entry page. The 2016 program may be found on this page.

A report on IW-CISGTech 7 has been published as "Significant progress in CIGS thin-film solar
cell technology reported at IWCIGSTech7" in PV International. By clicking on the image below, you may download the pdf version of the report.

Previous workshops up to 2015 were organized by PVcomB, the technology transfer-oriented research institute of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie. For the scope of those events, see the IW-CIGSTech 6 website.

Report on IW-CIGSTech 7 in PV International
Report on IW-CIGSTech 7 in PV International

Important Dates:

Opening of RegistrationMarch 22, 2017
IW-CIGSTech 8May 30, 2017
Networking Event
May 30, 2017

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