Thin-film solar technology has its edge in flexibility, light weight, high performance in dim light conditions. Given these unique advantages, it will significantly increase through this application in the vehicle markets including Small UAV, HALE UAV and Space. Demand for electric cars is increasing worldwide due to emissions standards, consumer preferences and technological advancements. Most cars are exposed to the sun all day so the addition of solar is an excellent way to source additional power. In the future, with thin-film technology, each car can become a clean energy electricity-generation system with lasting power. It is expected to further drive and accelerate our global manufacturing expansion and scale up.
Albert Lin is Senior Vice President of Hanergy Thin Film Power EME. He has MBA degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam and master degree in Nuclear Science from Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. Start of his career as R&D engineer at TSMC (The biggest foundry semiconductor manufacturer) group in Taiwan. After then he joined Chimei Optoelectronic (now called Innolux; The world's leading manufacturer of TFT-LCD and touch panels, the application is including TV, desktop monitors, notebook computer, medical and automotive panels) and held various position in sales and marketing. Since 2004, he had a new assignment and moved to Europe as CEO of European office. From 2012, he joined Hanergy as Senior VP of Hanergy EME in charge of sales and marketing.
Hanergy Thin Film Power is the world's leading thin-film solar technology enterprise with major business in research and development, design and assembly of large-scale thin-film solar turnkey production lines, as well as the development and operation of downstream solar power projects and application products. The maximum conversion efficiency of the gallium arsenide (GaAs) developed by Hanergy has reached 31.6%, a world record high certified by the United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Hanergy's copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) technology has a maximum conversion efficiency of 21%, also the world's highest as certificated by the Fraunhofer institute.