MiaSolé Announces Second-generation FLEX-02 Series Modules: Lighter, Thinner and with Higher Efficiencies
The FLEX-02 Series module is available in two formats. The FLEX-02W module is 39 inches x 102 inches and is rated at 360-watts, and designed for low-slope commercial single-ply roof systems. The FLEX-02N module is 14.6 inches x 102 inches and is rated at 120-watts, and designed specifically for standing-seam metal roofs. Both FLEX-02 Series modules bond to the roof surface with a simple peel-and-stick adhesive. This adhesive approach eliminates the need for racking and reduces labor and logistics cost to provide a 20% lower BOS cost than traditional glass solar systems. The FLEX-02 Series module is IEC 61646 & IEC 61730 and UL 1703 certified.
The FLEX-02 module provides customers significant benefits. The low weight of the module (<0.7 lb/sq ft) allows installation on roofs that cannot support the weight of traditional glass solar panels, and makes them ideal in cases where the weight of winter snow load is a concern. Because the FLEX-02 panels are adhered directly to the roof surface, there are no penetrations, eliminating the worry of leakage and damage to valuable contents within the building. The FLEX-02 also is aesthetically pleasing, blending into both metal and TPO roofs and preserving the original look of the roof. The low-profile FLEX-02 module provides superior wind resistance and a seismic advantage over traditional rack-and-panel systems, whose higher profile increases the likelihood of damage in a hurricane or earthquake.
MiaSolé is a producer of lightweight, flexible and powerful thin-film Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) solar cells and panels. Founded in 2004, MiaSolé has evolved from a Silicon Valley start-up to the world leader in thin-film solar panel efficiency. In its Sunnyvale, CA facility, MiaSolé has demonstrated 16% efficiency in production and 18% efficiency in the lab. In December 2012, MiaSolé became a member of the Hanergy family, joining the Hong Kong listed Hanergy Thin Film Power Group as MiaSolé Hi-Tech. Hanergy provides unparalleled financial, technical, and sales expertise. Since acquisition, MiaSolé has continued to increase cell performance as well as develop new applications for our technology. Additional information about MiaSolé can be found by visiting www.miasole.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/