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Ascent`s CIGS BIPV modules to power new Foxconn plant

The firm’s flexible and lightweight modules can be integrated seamlessly into the building structure in ways traditional glass-back photovoltaic technology can't
CIGS thin-film PV module developer, Ascent Solar, has been selected to provide BIPV solar modules in a pilot application at Foxconn’s new factory in Zhenzhou City, Henan Province, China.

Foxconn is one of the world’s largest makers of electronic devices and produces many products including the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Playstation and Xbox.

Foxconn's new plant in Zhenzhou City

The integration of the modules will allow the factory to utilise cost-effective, high-performance solar power using Ascent’s CIGS technology to deliver the highest power density available on thin-film plastic substrates.

Ascent Solar’s President and CEO, Victor Lee, says, “We are honoured to be selected by Foxconn to provide our lightweight, durable, flexible thin-film solar modules in this new factory. We plan to demonstrate the value of our technology and we hope to build a long term relationship with Foxconn.”
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