Solarion AG has begun the series production of its flexible solar modules, the first of which is a flexible solar foil directly laminated onto 0.7 mm rolled sheet aluminum.
Flexible CIGS module from Solarion.
This innovative module has been designed and developed to satisfy strong market demand for flexible light-weight PV products.
The sheet metal extends beyond the solar laminate on two sides to allow for fast and easy mechanical fastening to a variety of substructures, eliminating the need for expensive racking systems. Additional penetration-free mounting methods on various roofing materials and membranes are also made possible. With a total weight of 3.8 kg (0.78 lb/ft²) and a convenient format of 1,350 mm x 875 mm, the SOL90AL is easy to handle and universally installable onto rooftops with weight restrictions. The roof construction analysis most often-times need not be undertaken, thus giving rise to greater savings in comparison to conventional PV add-on systems.A newly-designed UV-resistant junction box is mounted to the front-side of the module, allowing for simple module stringing. Rear-side junction box mounting may be available upon request.
SOL90AL modules have been certified by VDE according to standards IEC/EN 61646 and IEC/EN 61730-1 and -2.
Module power ratings start at 65 Watt, and ratings of 80 Watt and higher are expected during the course of 2014. Modules are now available.