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It is our great pleasure to invite you to IW-CIGSTech 9, the international workshop on CIGS technology jointly organized by HZB and ZSW at ZSW’s new premises in Stuttgart, Germany.

In addition to the already existing production lines, several manufacturing lines for CIGS thin-film solar modules are being installed so that production facilities in the GW range are getting operative by the end of this year. Recent progress in efficiency and promising developments of flexible, lightweight modules make the CIGS technology a serious contender for PV installations. The status and potential of CIGS Technologies are presented  in the White Paper that will be discussed and updated during the workshop highlighting perspectives for investments.

The organizers are looking forward to seeing you in Stuttgart for a day of lively discussions of CIGS technology topics.

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 Monday, 18th June, 2018, and will be followed by an evening networking event.

Participants will be able to attend the workshop and travel on to E-MRS Spring Meeting in Strasbourg, France. E-MRS and IW-CIGSTech have agreed that the CIGS sessions of E-MRS will not be held on Monday.

On the following morning, 19th June, there will be an option to visit the CIGS Line of NICE Solar Energy GmbH (formerly Manz CIGS Technology GmbH) in Schwäbisch Hall.

Link to Intersolar Europe

From Stuttgart or Schwäbisch Hall, it is easy to get to Munich, in case you would like to attend Intersolar Europe, which takes place after IW-CIGSTech 9, from June 20th through 22nd.

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

Important Dates:

June 18, 2018
Registration deadline
June 14, 2018, 6 p.m.
Fab visit NICE Solar EnergyJune 19, 2018

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