7 January 2010


CIGS PV maker Ascent working with metal roofing provider EnergyPeak

Ascent Solar Technologies Inc of Thornton, CO, USA, which manufactures flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules based on copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS), has developed new building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products with variable widths for the US standing seam metal roof market.

The work to optimize the new metal roof solution was part of an existing agreement with EnergyPeak of Moon Township, PA, which is a marketing segment of CENTRIA Services Group. Both firms expect the testing of BIPV products to proceed through first-half 2010, with the intent to purchase modules for projects in second-half 2010.

“We are pleased to publicly announce our existing relationship with Ascent Solar,” says Rick Mowrey, director of marketing & business development for EnergyPeak and CENTRIA. “We look forward to testing PV products from Ascent that can meet the needs of our metal roof industry,” he adds.

“Metal roofing systems are an ideal end-market solution of our unique, lightweight and flexible photovoltaic modules,” believes Ascent’s CEO Farhad Mogadam. “With a short-term total addressable market of 10 million square feet of BIPV per year and long-term 100 million square feet of BIPV per year, EnergyPeak is an ideal business partner for this endeavor.”

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