Suntech Introduces New All Black Solar Module For The U.S. Solar Homes Market

September 30, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. announced the introduction and availability of a new all black solar module targeting the U.S. market for solar homes. Suntech’s new MSK Black Label™ product will be will be available for sale for delivery in 2008.

Suntech’s MSK Black Label™ is a 170W solar module designed to be installed on the standard American home. Using dark colored components, the Black Label™ will blend into the existing roof and provide the high level of aesthetics that the typical U.S. homeowner expects.

"For the first time, U.S. homeowners will have the opportunity to purchase a powerful, aesthetically pleasing solution without paying a significant premium. Competitively, this is what sets our Black Label™ module apart from other offerings in the U.S. solar homes market," commented Len May, Suntech America’s VP of Business Development for MSK BIPV Products.

"We are committed to being a long-term player in the PV market in North America, and this new product launch represents a strong step forward in Suntech’s penetration of the rapidly growing U.S. solar homes market," said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech’s Chairman and CEO. "Our Black Label™ module supplements our large and growing portfolio of high-efficiency solar modules with excellent build quality and proven performance in the field."

The Black Label™ module complements Suntech’s range of MSK building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products that are designed for the residential and commercial building markets. With over 4,000 installations worldwide, Suntech’s MSK Just Roof is a roof integrated PV system designed to form a complete roof, replacing tiles or other roof coverings. Based on amorphous silicon photovoltaic technology, Suntech’s MSK Photovol Glass has a uniform, dark finish, similar to tinted glass, and is suitable for use in curtain walls, skylights, canopies, atria and all other vertical or sloped glazed surfaces.

Suntech’s MSK Light Thru Glass BIPV Glazing encapsulates cells between two sheets of glass with enough spacing to allow light to pass through. Light Thru is made to order, allowing designers flexibility in specifying the desired size, cell type, and cell spacing.