CIS Solar


Sustainable energy for a sustainable environment

Photovoltaic converts sunlight into clean electricity. It makes no noise and can be used where energy is needed. With the proper mixing of copper, indium, selenium, and sulphur (CIS), a thin film (about 1/100th of a normal copy paper thick) sunlight absorber can be fabricated. This thin film can be coated on metal sheet, making it strong, light-weight and conformable to curve surface.



We developed a CIS absorber deposition process by electrodeposition (plating). Ions dissolved in electrolyte are driven by electric charges from anode to cathode to form a thin film semiconductor with the correct proportions of CIS. Thin film can be coated on single side, or both side of the metallic substrate. When coated on both side, the absorber can simultaneously absorb light from front and back, making it easier to use.

Our Company

CIS Scientific is a private laboratory founded in 1996. Our researches cover compound semiconductor materials such as CIS, GaAs, GaN and other metallic films for the applications of photovoltaic, power electronics, RF, and MEMS.



CIS Scientific Inc
3500 Bd Matte Local 230, Brossard, QC, Canada J4Y 2Z2

+1 (450) 659 1053


·         US8013339 Thin film transistors and arrays having controlled threshold voltage and improved ION/IOFF ratio

·         US7915517 Bifacial photovoltaic device

·         US7211825 Indium oxide-based thin film transistors and circuits

·         US6949985 Electrostatically actuated microwave MEMS switch

·         US6593834 Miniature double-throw electromagnetic microwave switches

·         US6016092 Miniature electromagnetic microwave switches and switch arrays

Education contributions

·         Ultrahigh-efficiency phosphor-free InGaN/GaN Dot-in-a-wire white light emitting diodes monolithically grown on silicon, Zetian Mi, McGill University

·         Solution-thermal processing of nanostructured kesterite absorber materials, George P. Demopoulos, McGill University

·         Enhancing efficiency of photovoltaic cells, Zhifeng Ding, University of Western Ontario