Virte Solar and MiaSolé Enter Sales Representative Agreement
Virte Solar’s building-integrated photovoltaic metal roofing uses MiaSolé FLEX modules, the most efficient thin-film lightweight flexible modules on the market today with an efficiency rating of +16%. The low weight of the module (<0.6 lb/sq ft) allows installation on roofs that cannot support the weight of traditional glass solar panels. The MiaSolé FLEX-02 Series module is IEC 61646 & IEC 61730 and UL 1703 certified.
The Virte Solar BIPV roofing product is a technologically advanced, lightweight, and aesthetic solution virtually immune to wind and snow loads. Virte Solar roofing can be installed in many locations where traditional silicon panel technology cannot be employed.
About Virte Solar
Virte Solar is part of Virte Metal Corporation, operating since the 1960 in the manufacture and sales of metal roofing. In the sunniest part of Finland, the southwestern coastal area, Virte Metal is the leading manufacturer of metal roofing. The sales offices are located in Turku and Helsinki. Through cooperation with MiaSolé, the corporation aims to expand operations to the whole of Finland and the Nordic countries.
MiaSolé is a producer of 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, it has demonstrated 16% module efficiency in production and 18% cell efficiency in the lab. In December 2012, MiaSolé became a member of the Hanergy family. MiaSolé joined Hanergy Thin Film Power Group as MiaSolé Hi-Tech. Hanergy provides unparalleled financial, technical, and sales expertise. Since the 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/