BAOSTEEL Australia

Project ID: BA19010

Project Title: Chalcopyrite CIGS Powered BIPV Building Steel

  • A/Professor Xiaojing Hao, The University of New South Wales
  • Scientia Professor, Martin Green, The University of New South Wales
  • Mr Yigang Dai, Baosteel Central Research Institute (Cold Rolling Products Research Division)

The aim of this project is to work with Baosteel to exploit BIPV (building integrated photovoltaics) steel byintegrating chalcopyrite CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) thin film photovoltaic technologies. By developingunique monolithic module interconnection, innovative pre-CIGS layer engineering, and advanced CIGS solar cell layers processing, the expected truly BIPV product resulting from this project would possess unique aesthetically appealing features, while offering high power output comparable to that of CIGS on glass. The completion of this project will enable Baosteel to access a significant share of the growing BIPV market and making future Baosteel stainless steel products technically competitive.