SoloPower Launches Flexible CIGS Module Product Line
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Author: CompoundSemi News Staff
July 19, 2010... SoloPower of San Jose, California USA, a maker of of flexible thin-film copper indium gallium diselenide cells and modules, launched its first CIGS-based flexible PV module, SFX1-i.
The SoloPower SFX1-i module was on display at InterSolar 2010, July 13th -15th in San Francisco, California.
SoloPower produces the modules with what it describes as a low-cost, roll-to-roll electroplating process. The SFX1-i module (80Wp, 0.3m x 2.9m, 2.3kg / 5lbs.) represents the first of several products of SoloPower's flexible module product line, which includes the SFX1-i3 module (260Wp, 0.9m x 2.9m, 6kg / 13lbs.), and the SFX2 module (170Wp, 0.3m x 5.8m, 3.6kg / 8 lbs.).SoloPower contends that its roll-to-roll manufacturing process offers unique cost advantages including low capital expenditures, high line throughput and excellent material utilization. The company says that this low-cost production combined with the optimized product design creates an unbeatable value proposition.
"SoloPower's lightweight, flexible, CIGS modules represent a true breakthrough in the solar industry," said Tim Harris, CEO, SoloPower. "The SFX1-i3 lightweight module is optimized for commercial and industrial roofs, allowing our customers to increase their profitability and to complete projects that would not have been possible with other technologies."
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