|SoloPower, a California-based manufacturer of flexible, thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, announced the launch of its debut CIGS-based, thin-film, lightweight, flexible SFX1-i Photovoltaic module.
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 SoloPowers 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.).
Unique Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Process
SoloPowers 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.
"SoloPowers 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 currently are sampling the new SFX1-i and SFX1-i3 modules off of SoloPowers existing production line in San Jose, CA and general availability for the new modules will be in the second half of 2010. Additionally, SoloPower is in the process of a significant capacity expansion to meet further market demand.
Further Information: SoloPower (www.solopower.com)
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