Ascent Solar Technologies Inc., a developer of flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, has signed a definitive cooperation agreement with TurtleEnergy LLC to develop new building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products intended for the U.S. marketplace.
Ascent Solar initially intends to supply TurtleEnergy with product from its existing 1.5 MW production line during 2009 for TurtleEnergy to develop, test and certify BIPV roofing products. Ascent Solar will increase deliveries of solar modules to TurtleEnergy after its planned expansion of production capacity. Subsequent demonstration-scale projects are envisioned to validate the system-level performance and develop market demand for the BIPV roofing products.
‘Ascent Solar is pleased to be working with experienced systems integrators like TurtleEnergy,’ says Joseph McCabe, Ascent Solar's vice president of business development. ‘We believe TurtleEnergy will be an attractive business partner for photovoltaic product development, with BIPV installation experience in locations that have attractive incentives.’
SOURCE: Ascent Solar