99310 Arnstadt, de
ersol Group inaugurates thin-film module production site
Factory constructed within 12 months / Serial production planned to begin at the start of August 2007
"The first product that is expected to leave the ersol Thin Film's production line in a few weeks' time is called 'Nova'®. Our silicon thin-film module is 1.10 metres wide by 1.30 metres tall. Initial tests confirm the expectation regarding the anticipated efficiency, which was based on trial run results achieved in the pilot production line of Oerlikon Solar," said Karsten Weltzien, Managing Director of ersol Thin Film GmbH, pleased with the status. "At just under six percent, our thin-film modules are less efficient than crystalline, i.e. conventional, solar modules. However, we expect from thin-film modules a better price-area ratio. This is advantageous particularly for large roof and open space applications. Nova® will also be very easy on the eye - which is quite an important factor when it is used to cover large areas," points out Dr. Lutz Mittelstädt, also a Managing Director of ersol Thin Film GmbH, as he describes the benefits of Nova®. The power of the first thin-film modules to come off the production line is planned to be just under 80 Wp (Watt-peak, power under full solar irradiation). Later, this shall be increased to 85 to 95 Wp and then to around 120 Wp per module.
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