19 January 2010


CIS PV module maker Odersun’s IEC certification prompts volume production

Odersun AG of Berlin, Germany, which designs and manufactures flexible thin-film solar cells and modules using proprietary CISCuT (copper indium disulfide on copper tape) reel-to-reel manufacturing technology, has achieved the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) certification for its standard CIS-based solar modules on first submittal, prompting the start of volume production.

Odersun says that the IEC 61646 and 61730 certifications demonstrate that its modules meet the IEC's strict norms regarding function, quality and safety. The certificates of compliance were awarded by the German Engineering Association VDE for the firm’s 1m x 1.7m framed glass-foil modules.

Odersun is now starting ramp-up of its 20MW manufacturing facilities in Fürstenwalde (Spree), Germany, which should enable it to deliver modules to its customer base this quarter. “This is an excellent foundation for us to further expand our product portfolio with customized solar modules for architectural building integration,” says CEO Hein van der Zeeuw. “For this, we are cooperating with various partners from the building industry.”

Odersun says that its unique technology allows full customization of solar modules, which is necessary to meet the demanding functional and aesthetic standards of modern architecture. In its proprietary reel-to-reel manufacturing process Odersun uses flexible copper tape as a basic component and carrier for the copper indium disulphide solar cell. The firm says that the flexible basis enables it to fabricate modules to customer specifications in any size, power and design.

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