Thin-Film PV Technology

PVthin is an international, not-for-profit coalition representing global leaders in the Thin-Film Solar Industry and broader value chain based on chalcogenide, perovskite, tandem and/or heterojunction PV technologies, and any other thin-film or emerging PV technology. Its objective is to strengthen global energy security and help create sustainable energy infrastructures by promoting the social, economic and environmental benefits of thin-film solar photovoltaic technologies.

We work to improve
energy sustainability and security.

The sun is the world’s most abundant renewable energy resource. Every hour, it supplies enough energy to power the world for an entire year. Photovoltaics (PV) use semiconductor materials to absorb solar radiation and convert it into electricity without fuel, water, emissions or moving parts.

By 2040, PV is expected to account for one fourth of global energy capacity additions. The transition to a low carbon economy is crucial to ensuring energy security, addressing water scarcity and mitigating climate change.

For the EU to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, there is not one solution. When determining green technologies and sustainable solutions it is key to look at the whole life cycle of products and get the renewable energy mix right with a low environmental footprint, adaptability and reliability. Thin-film photovoltaic technologies have a crucial role to play in multiple applications.

Thin-film technologies have the smallest environmental footprint of all photovoltaic conversion technologies. Due to their energy and material efficiency in manufacturing, they also have a low resource use. In combination with their reuse and recycling abilities, thin-film PV is an integral part of a circular economy.

PVthin Latest News


PVthin joins Cleantech Alliance to push for ambitious NZIA

We have co-signed a letter to the key negotiators in the European Parliament, Commission and Council regarding the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) to push for an ambitious gradual introduction of resilience and sustainability auctions.

PVthin Statement on the introduction of a resilience bonus scheme in German PV tenders

In reply to the letter from the PV industry Resilience Alliance, Pvthin is demanding a quick and technology open introduction of a resilience bonus scheme for PV tenders.

PVthin hosts a Parliamentary Breakfast on the topic of non-financial criteria in PV tenders at the German Reichstag

A cost gap between domestic and third-country modules, particularly from China pose a significant hurdle.

PVthin co-signs ESMC letter to support PV manufacturers

PVthin co-signs ESMC letter to the European Union calling for immediate action supporting the European PV manufacturing industry.
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