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10 April 2008


Ascent to integrate CIGS PVs into roofing membranes for European market

Ascent Solar Technologies Inc of Littleton, CO, USA, which develops copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic materials and modules, has entered into a definitive cooperation agreement with Giscosa Sociedad Limitada of Spain, a distributor and manufacturer of rubber membranes for roofing, reservoirs, and canals. The agreement focuses on the development of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roofing products for distribution by Giscosa into the European marketplace.

The firms will collaborate on the development of BIPV roofing materials based on Giscosa’s existing RubberSun roofing products. Ascent intends to supply Giscosa from its existing 1.5MW production line for the development, testing and certification of the BIPV products. The firms also envision subsequent demonstration-scale projects to validate performance and develop market demand for the BIPV roofing products.

“Ascent Solar is pleased to be working with BIPV innovators like Giscosa, particularly in European markets such as Spain, which we believe currently offer attractive incentives for PV solutions,” says Ascent’s VP of business development Joseph McCabe.

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