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1 June 2022

Midsummer finalizes installation of UNO thin-film solar cell R&D tool at University of New South Wales

Midsummer AB of Järfälla, near Stockholm, Sweden – a provider of turnkey production lines as well as flexible, lightweight copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film solar panels for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) – has finalized installation of its unique UNO machine for thin-film solar cell research at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia (home to the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering), where it will be used to develop a new type of tandem solar cell.

Midsummer’s UNO tool at the University of New South Wales.

Picture: Midsummer’s UNO tool at the University of New South Wales.

Sold to UNSW a little over a year ago, the UNO research tool has now passed the site acceptance test (SAT) in Sydney, confirming that it is officially installed and delivered to the customer. With the successful SAT, Midsummer has invoiced the customer for the final payment of the machine.

Delivery and installation were hit by some delays due to closed borders related to Covid restrictions but, once those were lifted, Midsummer delivered according to plan.

Midsummer’s UNO is a generic R&D tool for the production of thin-film solar cells, and is used for solar cell research at universities, among other things. Results from it are said to be simple to implement for commercial production with Midsummer’s DUO machinery.

Tags: CIGS Thin-film PV