With certification for its thin-film modules German solar company Odersun AG starts ramping-up production
BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Odersun AG announced today that it has achieved the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) certification for its standard CIS-based solar modules on first submittal and will start volume production. The IEC 61646 and 61730 certifications demonstrate that Odersun’s modules meet the IEC’s strict norms regarding function, quality and safety. These certificates of compliance were awarded by the German Engineering Association VDE for the company’s 1 by 1.70m framed glass-foil modules built of Odersun's CIS-on-copper-tape cells.
Having now passed this important milestone, Odersun starts the ramp-up of its 20MW manufacturing facilities in Fürstenwalde (Spree), Germany: “With starting production we are able to deliver Odersun's aesthetically appealing CIS solar modules to our customer base this quarter.” explains Hein van der Zeeuw, CEO of Odersun, “This is an excellent foundation for us to further expand our product portfolio with customized solar modules for architectural building integration. For this, we are cooperating with various partners from the building industry.”
Odersun unique technology allows full customization of solar modules, which is required to meet the demanding functional and aesthetic standards of modern architecture. In its proprietary reel-to-reel manufacturing process Odersun uses flexible copper tape as basic component and carrier for the CIS (Copper-Indium-Disulphide) solar cell. This flexible basis enables the fabrication of solar modules precisely to customer specifications in any size, power and design.
About Odersun AG (www.odersun.com)
Odersun AG designs and manufactures flexible, silicon free, solar products using a proprietary, worldwide patented, thin-film technology. Its manufacturing process enables the company to produce solar cells that can be assembled into solar modules of virtually any size or any power, in flexible or glass packaging. This adaptability is decisive for applications of building integrated photovoltaics (BiPV).
The company is backed by an international group of leading investors including Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures (UK), Virgin Green Fund (US/UK), Advanced Technology & Materials (China), PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund (US), AGF Private Equity (a member of Allianz Group, France) and Valor KG (Austria).