R2R-CIGS is a European collaborative project to develop cost-effective processes and techno­logies for high volume production of flexible solar modules.


R2R-CIGS derives its name from the so-called Roll-to-Roll high volume manufacturing method and from the high efficiency CIGS material coating that converts sunlight into electricity.


Key facts:

  • Roll-to-Roll continuous manufacturing process
  • CIGS high efficiency thin-film photovoltaic technology
  • Partly funded by FP7 European Union Programme
  • 10 partner organisations from Austria, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the UK
  • Project start: April 2012. Project end: September 2015





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Applications and technological developments:

  • Automated systems to produce flexible solar modules for buildings, electronics and transportation
  • Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) roll-to-roll system
  • Encapsulation technologies for flexible solar modules and water-sensitive flexible products
  • Automated laser scribing roll-to-roll system for thin-film solar modules.


Main contact:
Pieter Bolt, R2R-CIGS project coordinator (TNO)
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A project of the European Union Framework Programme 7
(FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 283974

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