Greentech Lead Europe: SoloPower, a manufacturer of
thin-film solar cells and modules, has unveiled six models of photovoltaic
panels and three installation kits at Intersolar in Munich, Germany.
SoloPower’s installation kits include the SoloSaddle, SoloWedge, and the
SoloPower’s new suite of SoloPanels and installation
systems enable the modules to perform optimally and to be integrated into a
variety of roof systems across geographies.
“At SoloPower, we approach the market based on the
needs of our customers, with solutions that are rapidly deployable on old and
new roofs as well as adaptable to site-specific conditions. The combination of
our next generation SoloPanels with our installation kits enables us to expand
the solar rooftop market, making solar energy easy and economical for just
about any roof type, anywhere,” said Bruce Khouri, president and chief
commercial officer, SoloPower.
SoloPower’s new SoloPanel SF1 and SP1 are optimized for
twelve-inch and sixteen-inch standingseam metal roof integration.
SoloPanel SP3L and SP3S are large format modules optimized for commercial
and industrial low-slope building applications.
SoloPower’s SoloSaddle is a non-penetrating kit designed
to integrate the SP3S into membrane based roofing systems. A low-slope curve
provides self-cleaning and high performance in hot climates.
SoloWedge is designed to integrate the SP3L into membrane
based roofing systems. A five-degree slope provides self-cleaning and maximum
performance in cold climates.
The new SoloBridge is designed to integrate the SP3L into
metal roofing systems.
SoloPower’s modules have low profile bypass diodes that
allow maximum performance under shade conditions. The company’s latest
solutions advance the possibilities of solar power integration, with proven
technology that overcomes the product weaknesses of other thin-film solar
modules and offers true flexibility for a range of applications.
The company currently plans to set up its high-volume
manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon, which will begin commercial
production later this year. SoloPower’s operations in Portland are ultimately
expected to have a capacity of 400MW and employ 450 people.