18 July 2010


SoloPower launches flexible CIGS PV module product line at InterSolar

Displayed on the booths of Shoals Technologies Group and eIQ Energy, at last week’s InterSolar 2010 event in San Francisco (13–15 July) SoloPower Inc of San Jose, CA, USA launched its debut copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS)-based, thin-film, lightweight, flexible SFX1-i photovoltaic module.

The SFX1-i module (80Wp, 0.3m x 2.9m, 2.3kg/5lbs) represents the first of several products of SoloPower’s flexible module product line, which includes the SFX1-i3 module (260Wp, 0.9m x 2.9m, 6kg/13lbs) and the SFX2 module (170Wp, 0.3m x 5.8m, 3.6kg/8lbs).

SoloPower claims that its proprietary roll-to-roll electroplating manufacturing process offers unique cost advantages including low capital expenditure, high line throughput and excellent material utilization. 

“The SFX1-i3 lightweight module is optimized for commercial and industrial roofs, allowing our customers to increase their profitability and to complete projects that would not have been possible with other technologies,” says CEO Tim Harris. 

Select customers are currently sampling the SFX1-i and SFX1-i3 modules off SoloPower’s existing production line, with general availability scheduled for second-half 2010. The firm is also in the process of a significant capacity expansion to meet further market demand.

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