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16 October 2012

Ascent Solar launches automotive battery charging products with CTC CarTech

Ascent Solar Technologies Inc of Thornton, CO, USA, which manufactures lightweight thin-film photovoltaic modules based on copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) using flexible substrate materials, has announced the initial sale of SOLab Basic and SOLab Premium products, as branded by joint development partner CTC CarTech Company of Böblingen, Germany (a development service provider for automotive electronics).

SOLab is an autonomous solar charger meant for automotive battery cycling and trickle charging. Integrating Ascent’s CIGS PV modules into SOLab Basic and Solab Premium products is claimed to be a first-of-its-kind application for automotive battery charging.

“With Ascent we found the best partner for delivering innovative products into the field of autonomous solar chargers for automotive professionals,” believes Sebastian Hotz, CarTech’s head of Sales Product Division. “The production of thin-film solar is highly innovative for our product and ideal to manufacture. Not only the functionality but also the product design from Ascent makes the product very unique,” he adds.

“These products are a good illustration of the multitude of applications that Ascent’s unique technology can be utilized in,” says Ascent’s president & CEO Victor Lee.¬†

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