DayStar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSTI), a developer and manufacturer of CIGS Photovoltaic Foil(TM) products, reported that production throughput and performance objectives for cells produced on the Gen II production line are exceeding expectations, and anticipates reaching 10 percent or greater cell efficiencies by the end of this year. DayStar has ramped up its operations, and is now running three production shifts, five days a week. TerraFoil(TM) cells from the Gen II line are being used for two purposes: by current customers for early market acceptance, and as a means to secure new strategic relationships.
Dr. Stephan DeLuca, Chief Operating Officer of DayStar commented, "As the first manufacturer to successfully begin factory production of discrete CIGS solar cells on metal foil substrates, that are compatible with wafer Si cell module operations, we have initiated a paradigm in the expanded adoption of thin-film PV products. This vital step now clears the way for our next generation of higher volume production, required for achieving our goal of Gigawatt-scale manufacturing."