As predicted, solar technologies continue to advance at a rapid rate. Recently CIGS hit a new efficiency level of 16%, and now two major manufacturers–Stion, and Siva Power–have acquired funding to scale up production. The low cost of manufacturing CIGS combined with these new efficiencies and a flexible form factor promise to shake up the solar industry, and it looks like it will begin in the second half of this year.
Semiconductor Today (June, 2014). Stion to accelerate second-half 2014 and 2015 solar panel capacity ramp. Retrieved from: http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/JUN/STION_120614.shtml
Solar Novus Today (June, 2014). Siva Power Recieves Financing to Scale Up CIGS Solar Manufacturing. Retrieved from: http://www.solarnovus.com/siva-power-receives-financing-to-scale-up-cigs-solar-manufacturing_N7876.html