2 November 2010


PVflex’s flexible CIGS PV module gains IEC61646 and 61730 certification

PVflex Solar GmbH of Fürstenwalde, Germany claims that it has achieved the first complete certification according to IEC61646 and 61730 of a flexible production-ready copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) photovoltaic (PV) module. The modules have an output of 165Wp and dimensions of 1.99m x 0.88m. Certification was conducted by TÜV Thuringia.

Founded in 2006, PVflex produces flexible modules for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs) that can be installed on industrial and commercial rooftops using only direct adhesion to the roof skin without the usual substructure. Also, new lamination methods using barrier technology developed by PVflex protect the sensitive CIGS solar cells against water and water vapour, improving long-term durability.

PVflex says that it aims to establish further sample plants using its module in the next few months. Large-scale production and distribution of the modules is planned for second-half 2011.

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