FLEXTRON June Newsletter

BIPVco’s module completes type qualification testing at TUV Rheinland

CIGS solar modules currently offer the highest sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency (14-17%) amongst the commercial thin film solar cell technologies. Commercial CdTe solar modules currently offer efficiencies of 9-13%, and amorphous silicon solar modules are typically 6-8%.

BIPVco’s latest generation of Flextron building integrated and mobile photovoltaic solutions have achieved IEC 61646:2008 and IEC 61730-2:2007 requirements for PV module design according to IEC 61730-1:2007 with all testing being carried out by TUV Rheinland.

The solar company’s newly designed and commissioned machinery is capable of handling thin film lamination processes in record time, enabling the company to operate at 7mw per annum capacity on a single shift. The new equipment was jointly designed and built by UK engineers provided by GCell in Newport.


Why it’s time for BIPV to hit the big time….


Through a series of mini-blogs, we explore how market conditions are now ripe for the widespread use of BIPV technology in roofing applications. This month we look at how the changing policy landscape in Europe is benefitting the BIPV market.

The full article can be found here


Source: June Newsletter

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ZKS Foundation, JR Partners and ÜserHuus

ZKS Foundation, Geneva Top Research Funding Medieval Studies Environmental Engineering Digital Humanities JR Partners' Tigh Grian Project: Affordable Sustainable Housing for EveryOne ÜserHuus AG, Hergiswil: Technology Transfer from University to Industry in BIPV roofs and facades