24 February 2010


Ascent’s CIGS PV modules certified to Mil-Spec 810G for defense applications

Ascent Solar Technologies Inc of Thornton, CO, USA says that its Premier and 2 Meter flexible copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic modules have been certified by an independent laboratory on a variety of US Department of Defense (DOD) military ruggedization standards known as MIL-STD-810G.

MIL-STD-810G focuses on environmental engineering issues and requires products to pass various laboratory tests to ensure that military equipment operates in worldwide environments.

“MIL-STD-810G certification is a significant step forward in penetrating the defense application market for military and disaster-relief integrated products,” says Ascent Solar’s president & CEO Farhad Moghadam. “These certified modules are equipped with a non-reflective coating to prevent glare and have demonstrated the ability to withstand humidity, shock and sand blasting,” he adds. “Specialty markets which include defense applications are vital to our ability to demonstrate the diverse market opportunities with partners and customers using our unique flexible CIGS modules.”

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