24 August 2010


MiaSolé to supply Germany’s juwi Solar with 8.5MW of PV modules

MiaSolé of Santa Clara, CA, USA has announced purchase agreements to supply its copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic modules to renewable energy project developer juwi Solar GmbH of Mainz, Germany.

The larger agreement is for 7.5MW of modules and will be used in the third and fourth quarters of 2010 for ground-mounted and rooftop projects throughout Germany. This follows 1MW of modules delivered to juwi in Q2/2010 for projects in Germany and San Antonio, TX, USA.

juwi has been designing, building, financing and operating solar, wind and bio energy plants since 1996. juwi Solar in particular has so far installed about 1300 PV systems with a total capacity of over 500MW, including one of the world's largest solar power plants in Eastern Germany.

“We are very encouraged that MiaSolé is supplying its proven and bank financeable modules for a number of projects developed by juwi,” says juwi Solar’s managing director Lars Falck. “We expect that our relationship with MiaSolé will grow to help us meet the increasing needs for solar power,” he adds.

MiaSolé’s module incorporates a glass–glass design, suitable for the most rigorous snow-load requirement, and design features such as a low open-circuit voltage and interconnecting cables that reduce the owner's balance of systems cost versus comparable thin-film modules, it is claimed.

“MiaSolé modules are the cost-effective solution for utility-scale installations, both roof-top and ground-mount,” claims the firm’s CEO Joseph Laia. “This is the beginning of what we hope to be a long-term partnership focused on large-scale solar deployments.”

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