25 November 2010

Solyndra announces strategic collaboration with Sika

Solyndra Inc of Fremont, CA, USA, which designs and manufactures cylindrical copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) photovoltaic (PV) systems consisting of panels and mounting hardware, has announced a multi-year sales agreement with roofing materials manufacturer Sika Services AG of Baar, Switzerland. The firms will work together to promote Sika’s highly reflective roofing products together with Solyndra’s rooftop photovoltaic systems.

Sika is said to be the world's number one market leader in construction chemistry and is present in 74 countries, with more than 12,500 staff. The agreement will initially focus on markets in Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain, Slovenia and the Czech Republic, where Sika has a leading position providing roofing solutions including highly reflective membranes.

“Sika has a strong reputation as a supplier of roofing materials and photovoltaic systems worldwide. We are pleased to work together with them to develop a powerful combined offering for the challenging environment of the commercial rooftop solar market,” says Clemens Jargon, Solyndra’s president EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and managing director of Solyndra GmbH of Holzkirchen, Germany. “Their knowledge of rooftops and materials combined with our expertise in solar systems will help us work together to generate the highest amount of energy from commercial and industrial rooftops.”

“We have found the lightweight, non-penetrating Solyndra system to be an excellent complement to our highly reflective rooftop materials and, as interest in reflective, cool roofs grows in Europe, our two companies will work together to present a strong combined offering to our customers,” says Heinz Meier, Sika’s corporate system engineer Solar. “Both companies have built their reputations by providing durable, lasting systems that will protect and generate power from rooftops for more than 20 years,” he adds.

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