Midsummer is a leading supplier of turnkey equipment for cost effective and scalable manufacturing of flexible CIGS (Copper, Indium Gallium, and Selenium) cells and modules. Midsummer is the only supplier with a proven track record. Midsummer’s turnkey manufacturing line has a small footprint, is perfectly scalable and allow for small-scale production of solar cells and panels from raw material to a finished product. Moreover, Midsummer supports you to set up a factory and provide your team all the know-how and technology in order to create an efficient manufacturing process.
Unlike Roll-to-Roll solutions, the Midsummer tool produces individual cells on punched stainless steel substrates. This allows for making flexible modules while keeping cell uniformity and performance at an optimum to reduce manufacturing costs and give a high yield. The Midsummer DUO tool makes 5 MW. When you need more capacity you just add identical DUOs in parallel to ramp up production.
Flexible modules are a fast growing niche that allows for new and creative PV applications. With Midsummer’s technology, you are able to manufacture customized lightweight flexible solar panels which can be attached on any type of surfaces, such as; membrane roofs, portable power plants, marine installations, vehicle usage, landfill covers or other infrastructure projects. New applications combined with fast and easy installation create new and profitable business opportunities for both PV manufacturers and system integrators.
Midsummer is providing flexible modules for a range of projects to prove function and feasibility in order to build markets for DUO customers.
Midsummer has an extensive R&D operation. We have developed our own, all sputtering process that is supplied with the tool. As a customer you test, verify performance and accept the equipment at our factory prior to delivery. This is unique to Midsummer and ensures the quality of equipment and process as well as a short start up time.
We are also offering an R&D tool, the UNO, that has all the unique features of the DUO but with less capacity and with greater versatility. The UNO can be delivered with CIGS and CZTS processes, but it can also be used for a range of other thin film research projects.
The company was founded in 2004 by people with a background from the optical disc manufacturing equipment and the photo mask industry. Midsummer has its head office in Stockholm, Sweden and have some of the most experienced CIGS researchers in Scandinavia. Midsummer was the fastest growing greentech company in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in 2007-2011, Deloitte.