MUNICH, Germany (AVING Special Report on 'Intersolar 2010') -- <Visual News> SCHÜCO(www.schueco.com) presented its Thin-film modules at the Intersolar 2010 June 9 - 11, 2010 in Munich, Germany.
Schüco offers two types of thin-film modules. Thin-film modules based on copper indium diselenide (CIS modules) and thin-film laminates made of amorphous silicon (a-Si or AL modules).
CIS modules do not contain any silicon. The active area consists of copper, indium and selenium. With the black module surface and the integrated module frame, CIS modules can seamlessly blend into the look of the building.
The AL modules are frameless. This produces a particularly streamlined surface and there is no risk of dirt, e.g. leaves, collecting at the frame edges. The installation is made considerably easier and correspondingly more economical with the Schüco mounting system, which has been specially developed for the AL modules.
Thin-film modules are less efficient than crystalline modules with up to 10.1%, but minimise performance losses in high temperatures and make better use of diffuse daylight, i.e. when it is cloudy, at twilight and in partial shading, to provide higher outputs in areas not ideally oriented. Thin-film technology is a cost-effective solution for large areas in particular.