New Industry Products

SoloPower Launches Flexible CIGS Module Product Line

July 13, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

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 modules utilizes a low-cost, roll-to-roll electroplating process. The SFX1-i module (80Wp, 0.3 x 2.9m, 2.3kg / 5lbs.) represents the first of several products of SoloPower’s flexible module product line which includes the SFX1-i3 module (260Wp, 0.9 x 2.9m, 6kg / 13lbs.) and the SFX2 module (170Wp, 0.3 x 5.8m, 3.6kg / 8 lbs.).

SoloPower says that its roll-to-roll manufacturing process offers unique cost advantages including low capital expenditures, high line throughput and excellent material utilization.

"SoloPower’s 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."

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.