Previously, however, they were mainly made into glass modules. The PowerFlex BIPV is the company’s first flexible module to be developed as a building-integrated in-roof module. The company says it can be fastened directly to the existing roof structure and requires no special substructure or roof penetration. Because of its low weight, the module is also said to be suitable for roofs that can’t take much additional loading. The flexible module is quoted as having an output of 275 watts and an efficiency of eleven percent. It will go on the market in September and European, Asian, and U.S markets in January.
Flexible building integration
Thin film manufacturer, Global Solar, is presenting the PowerFlex BIPV, a flexible solar module, at the EU PVSEC. The company produces flexible copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) cells.