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SoloPower Launches Breakthrough CIGS Module

The SFX1-i3 thin-film, lightweight, flexible module is optimized for commercial and industrial roofs.

SoloPower, a California-based manufacturer of flexible, thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, has launched its debut CIGS-based, thin-film, lightweight, flexible SFX1-i Photovoltaic module. The SoloPower SFX1-i module was displayed at Intersolar 2010 last week.

SoloPower produces high-power, lightweight, flexible Photovoltaic modules utilizing a low-cost, roll-to-roll electroplating process. 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 / 8 lbs.).

SoloPower’s roll-to-roll manufacturing process offers unique cost advantages including low capital expenditures, high line throughput and excellent material utilization. This low cost structure combined with the optimized product design creates an unbeatable value proposition.

“SoloPower’s lightweight, flexible, CIGS modules represent a true breakthrough in the solar industry," said Tim Harris, CEO, SoloPower. “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."

Select SoloPower customers are currently sampling the new SFX1-I and SFX1-i3 modules from SoloPower’s existing production line in San Jose, California. General availability for the new modules will be in the second half of 2010.

SoloPower is in the process of a significant capacity expansion to meet further market demand.
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