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Avancis receives general building approval for CIS module

The firm says this is the first frameless copper-indium-selenide module with back-rails admitted for BIPV
Avancis has received from the German Institute for Building Technology (DIBt), the general building approval (abZ) for its frameless CIS thin-film module PowerMax SMART.

With this approval, the frameless modules can be installed on roofs, facades and building-integrated PV systems (BIPV).

"We are very delighted about this general building approval for our newest generation PowerMax SMART module, because this means a major milestone for Avancis," explains Franz Karg, Managing Director and CTO of Avancis. "It shows that our quality standards have proven concerning performance, safety and building related applicability as well as the consistent further development of our frameless modules.“

With the approval by the German Institute for Building Technology (DIBt), a separate approval of the module for use on roofs and facades is no longer necessary. Obtaining individual licenses is also no longer necessary. "We give architects, designers and construction companies a building regulated thin-film module at hand which meets the highest standards of safety, efficiency, design and aesthetics," adds Karg.

In January 2014, Avancis established a new efficiency record of 16.6 percent in CIS thin-film modules confirmed by the research laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency of the U.S. Department of Energy (NREL).


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