Reducing the absorber layer thickness below 1 μm for a regular copper indium gallium di-selenide (CIGS) solar cell lowers the minimum quality requirements for the absorber layer due to shorter electron diffusion length. Additionally, it reduces material costs and production time. Yet, having such a thin absorber reduces the cell efficiency significantly. This is due to incomplete light absorption and high Molybdenum/CIGS rear-surface recombination . The aim of this research is to implement some innovative rear surface modifications on a 430 nm thick CIGS absorber layer to reduce both these affects: an aluminium oxide passivation layer to reduce the back-surface recombination and point contact openings using nano-particles for electrical contact. The impact of the implementation of all these rear-surface modifications on the opto-electrical properties of the CIGS solar cell will be discussed and analyzed in this paper.