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TSMC CIGS Branch Out In The U.S.

Aimed at the residential and commercial solar markets Centrosolar will provide the territory covered by the solar energy markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Centrosolar America and TSMC Solar, a subsidiary of TSMC, have come to an agreement for the deployment of TSMC Solar's CIGS solar modules across North America.

The agreement names Centrosolar America as the exclusive provider of the TSMC Solar CIGS technology in residential and commercial solar markets. TSMC Solar and Centrosolar America may also collaborate on utility-scale projects.

Centrosolar America will distribute CIGS solar modules from TSMC Solar, whose CIGS (copper, indium, gallium, selenium) technology is cost competitive with silicon based solar modules, and differentiates itself through several key attributes.

Most importantly, the CIGS modules yield more kWh's per Watt installed over the life of the system due to a lower temperature coefficient, increased power rating due to the "Light Soaking effect" once exposed to light, and less power loss in shaded conditions due to the CIGS cell configuration.

These high performance attributes of the CIGS modules are especially important in high temperature regions, such as the Sun Belt in the United States and in Mexico and the Caribbean. In addition, the CIGS modules have an all black, sleek appearance that is aesthetically pleasing to homeowners.

"With its heritage of manufacturing excellence and as a world leader in CIGS-based solar technology, TSMC Solar is now changing the landscape of the North American solar energy market," says Ram Akella, Centrosolar America's Managing Director. "Our robust network of installers and distributors today delivers the most cutting-edge, turn-key solutions on the market and is ideally positioned to bring TSMC Solar's new high performance CIGS technology to homeowners and commercial projects on a broad scale."

"For Centrosolar America, this partnership with TSMC Solar means expanded opportunities in serving the larger scale commercial and utility-scale markets and new ways to provide our installers with the latest technology, products and service for their customers. It means more choices in solar for the end-users and it challenges the mainstream industry to take solar to the next level," adds Akella.

"Just as TSMC has for twenty-five years now, TSMC Solar stands for outstanding customer service as well as advanced technology products that set new standards. With its great relationships with installers and widely recognized excellence in customer service, Centrosolar America is a natural fit for us as we bring our high-performance CIGS solar technology to North American markets," says Steve McKenery, Vice President & General Manager of TSMC Solar North America.


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