AVANCIS – MANUFACTURER OF
INNOVATIVE CIS SOLAR MODULES
Pioneering technology, premium quality and reliability – these are the
special challenges that, for us, are inseparable from photovoltaics. AVANCIS
has risen to all these challenges – with lasting success in the development
and production of cutting-edge CIS solar modules; with ground-breaking
achievements that set us apart as the avant-garde of photovoltaics; and with
products and services that share the sun's most important feature:
CIS SOLAR MODULES: THE NEXT GENERATION OF PHOTOVOLTAICS
AVANCIS is committed to manufacturing premium-class
solar modules. This means optimising the manufacturing process in terms of
quality and costs, refining the details of the already very elegant design,
and raising the durability and yield stability of the whole photovoltaic
system to a high level. We are continually developing our PowerMax® product
range based on CIS solar technology and can therefore offer our customers
outstanding quality combined with exceptional returns.
At the heart of every photovoltaic system is the solar
module. Its performance and long-term stability are crucial for a good
yield. With the PowerMax® CIS module from AVANCIS, it's win-win all the way:
PowerMax® offers efficiency comparable to multi-crystalline silicon solar
modules, but with half the energy payback time and optimum power yield (kWh/kWp).
The high-quality design makes any roof look good – why not see for yourself?
POWERMAX SPECIFICATIONS AT A GLANCE
including mounting lips
1595 x 684 mm
excluding mounting lips
1595 x 672 mm
Junction box type
up to 13.7%*
THE ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE
Choosing AVANCIS PowerMax® solar modules means not
settling for compromises. It means deliberately opting for advanced CIS
technology that combines cost-effectiveness and efficiency with
sophisticated design and aesthetics. Our outstanding CIS photovoltaic
systems are accompanied by convenient service: PowerMax® solar modules are
easy to install, low-maintenance and available from a wide range of dealers
High-quality PowerMax® modules with certified
Certified quality at each stage of production and rigorously tested product
criteria ensure the stable performance and resilience of our solar
PowerMax® modules with efficient CIS technology
PowerMax® offers performance-optimised module design with outstanding module
partial shadowing performance; a bypass diode allows the solar current to
continue flowing even in shade.
Intelligent mounting attachments and connectors make
You only need four screws to mount a PowerMax® solar module for your
photovoltaic system. The junction boxes also come ready fitted with cables
and MC4 connectors.
CIS photovoltaics – looks great on the roof
With their attractively shaped aluminium frame, hidden mounting clamps and
wafer-thin CIS coating with jet black pinstriped appearance, PowerMax® solar
modules simply look great.
APPLICATION EXAMPLES: PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS WITH
STATE-OF-THE-ART CIS SOLAR MODULES
On paper, our many years of experience in research,
development and production would fill many volumes. Our CIS solar modules
have been developed so that they can be used universally – from large PV
systems to rooftop solar systems for private homes. But the best thing to do
would be to take a look for yourself at some examples of our projects in
diverse application areas.
Generating solar power across a large area also means
using this area as efficiently as possible. Solar power plants with CIS
photovoltaic modules yield high returns with optimised costs.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE, STYLISH PV SYSTEMS: BUYING POWERMAX®
CIS SOLAR MODULES
Are you a private customer, business customer,
wholesaler or installer impressed by our PowerMax® modules who would like to
buy them or include them in your portfolio? If so, please use these pages to
tell us your exact requirements – we'll then be in touch very shortly.
High-return solar modules for your company.
Do you want to put the roofs of your commercial or agricultural premises to
good use by installing photovoltaic modules with CIS technology on them so
that you can generate attractive returns? Then you've come to the right
Add our CIS solar modules to your portfolio.
Are you an installer of photovoltaic systems and interested in AVANCIS CIS
solar modules? Here you will find an explanation of how to make a purchase
and how to use our comprehensive service.
Become our partner.
Do you sell large numbers of photovoltaic modules and want to add our CIS
modules to your portfolio? Are you planning a large-scale project where you
would like to integrate a state-of-the-art photovoltaic system? You can
contact us here.
EXTREMELY COST-EFFECTIVE WITH HIGH RETURN:
PHOTOVOLTAICS WITH POWERMAX® SOLAR MODULES
Investing in an AVANCIS photovoltaic system with CIS solar modules is a
smart move on two levels: not only will you be investing in a genuine
high-quality product with a long performance warranty, but you will also be
acquiring a capital asset supported by government assistance schemes under
the German Act Granting Priority to Renewable Energy Sources (EEG), which
will produce CO2-neutral solar power on a long-term basis.
COST-EFFECTIVENESS CALCULATION FOR A CIS PHOTOVOLTAIC
A photovoltaic system featuring PowerMax® modules not
only facilitates the long-term protection of valuable resources, it also
pays for itself in a very short space of time – practically at the speed of
light. Our sample calculation shows just how profitable a photovoltaic
system really is, not to mention how it can be within everyone's financial
reach. Thanks to government assistance schemes you can even fund your PV
system without spending a penny of your own money. The example below assumes
that your own capital contribution will be 10 per cent – this investment
pays for itself within 12 months of the system being put into operation.
CIS PHOTOVOLTAICS: EFFICIENT SOLAR ENERGY
The main feature of CIS technology is its wafer-thin semiconductor layer.
The layer thickness of the
CIS solar cells is around one hundredth of that applied to crystalline
silicon solar cells. Just 2 µm is all it
takes to capture the sunlight very efficiently and convert it into
sustainable electrical power.
CIS, which is synonymous with CIGS, stands for the constituents copper (Cu),
indium (In), gallium (Ga) and selenium (Se).
One of the key challenges we face today is to use
renewable energy sustainably. As one of the most recent photovoltaic
technologies, CIS/CIGS offers huge potential for the future. With a
wafer-thin coating layer just 2 µm thick, this technology saves valuable
resources and requires much less energy to produce than other solar cells. CIS technology performs outstandingly even in bad weather
CIS technology, also abbreviated as CIGS, combines high performance and good
looks in an innovative solar module. A distinctive feature of CIS modules is
their outstanding performance in low light conditions, thanks to the fact
that CIS has the highest spectral response of all photovoltaic technologies.
In other words, as well as performing extremely well in bright sunlight, CIS
modules really come into their own under those cloudy skies we are all too
familiar with in Central Europe. The semiconductor layer made from copper
(Cu), indium (In), selenium (Se), gallium (Ga) and sulphur (S) uses the
broadest light spectrum of all solar technologies. This enables high yields
even under diffused light conditions.
ADVANTAGES OF CIS TECHNOLOGY
CIS photovoltaics offers high yields even in low light
conditions, is economical on resources thanks to thin-film technology and
has an excellent energy balance.
CIS solar modules are manufactured on a single production line, from the
glass to the module stage. This ensures quality, saves on cost, energy and
materials, and produces durable solar cells with particularly low defect
We have been carrying out successful, pioneering research
into CIS technology since 1981. We were the first to start series production
of CIS modules in Camarillo, California, and have since then broken numerous
world records for efficiency. We hold many patents and have received
countless awards for innovation. Furthermore, our pilot line in Munich is
continuously enhancing the efficiency and environmental performance of our
CIS solar modules. These successes are what lies behind our claim to be the "avant-garde of
photovoltaics", a claim which is based not only on maintaining our
technological leadership, but also on providing people with a sophisticated,
premium-quality and extremely cost-effective product – a photovoltaic system
that is highly impressive in terms of both performance and design.
ONLY THE BEST SOLAR TECHNOLOGY IS GOOD ENOUGH
MANUFACTURE OF CIS SOLAR MODULES
PREMIUM QUALITY AND STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY:
MANUFACTURE OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE CIS SOLAR MODULES
A major advantage of the manufacturing process for CIS
technology is the fact that it uses the minimum of production stages and
much less material and energy. A single, end-to-end inline production
process considerably reduces complexity compared to crystalline silicon
solar cells: from the delivery of the substrate to the packaging of the
module, AVANCIS takes less than 30 steps.
Many years of know-how lie behind this process, know-how which will continue
to make the manufacture of CIS solar modules even more efficient and
cost-effective in years to come through plant-oriented research.
Absolute precision for premium-class photovoltaic modules
PERFORMANCE RECORDS OF CIS SOLAR MODULES
AHEAD OF ITS TIME: CIS SOLAR MODULES FROM AVANCIS
FEATURE WORLD-RECORD-BREAKING EFFICIENCY
As a pioneer in CIS photovoltaics, we are working
continuously on improving CIS technology. With our own pilot line, motivated
research department and commitment to being the best, we are developing the
next generation of extremely high-performance solar modules in our
laboratory. It is vitally important to us that these modules perform
outstandingly not just in the lab, but also in practice.
Performance records of AVANCIS solar modules 2011 - 15.8 % EFFICIENCY RECORD OF CIS SOLAR MODULE
World record performance: A 300 x 300 mm² CIS module from AVANCIS achieves
an aperture efficiency of 15.8 %; externally confirmed by TÜV Rhineland.