Rome, Italy June 13, 2016 – MiaSolé, a Hanergy company and General Membrane SpA entered today a strategic partnership agreement, envisaging the supply of MiaSolé flexible thin-film CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium Selenide) solar photovoltaic modules to General Membrane.
This partnership will immediately start the commercialization of the new General Solar PV FLEX, a highly innovative solution for the waterproofing sector, composed by MiaSolé flexible modules paired, in total adhesion, to a General Membrane waterproofing layer (bituminous or synthetic).
General Solar PV FLEX becomes an integral part of the roof and offers the double benefit of waterproofing and generation of electricity, and can be used on both flat or sloping roofs and roofs with a variable geometry (new or existing ones).
“We are proud of this agreement between our company and MiaSolé, that is in accordance with mission of General Membrane SpA. The role of the roof is changing and modern waterproofing systems must meet, through innovation, the new functions of the roof, ensuring durability. The partnership with MiaSolé and its innovative Flex cells allows us to continue in our proposal of BIPV systems and our commitment towards the environmental solutions”, said Maurizio Codognotto, President and CEO of General Membrane SpA.
“This partnership with General Membrane is an example on how the MiaSolé flex module can be used to create unique solutions preserving the integrity of the roof and rewards the choice of Hanergy to invest in flexible CIGS technologies. We are proud of this partnership with General Membrane, a company that already proved its commitment towards the environment installing, since 2007, more than 45MW of solar”, said Li Ming, CEO of Hanergy Europe.
About General Membrane SpA
General Membrane SpA designs waterproofing systems and materials for the construction industry.
The company, founded in 1993, is continually looking for new products, systems and technologies, capable of meeting the needs of the new roof functions.
The distribution of General Membrane Products across more than 60 countries over all Continents accounts for 40% of overall production output, thus confirming that the International market identifies General Membrane as a Quality Company. General Membrane SpA also operates in the photovoltaic sector by offering waterproof photovoltaic systems to generate clean electricity on roofing systems through renewable sources, confirming its ongoing commitment towards the Environment.
About Hanergy Europe
Hanergy is manufacturer of thin film modules and China’s largest privately funded sustainable energy producer with an installed capacity of more than 10 Gigawatt. Founded in 1994, starting in hydropower and later wind, Hanergy has become one of the global leading sustainable energy producers. With her subsidiary brands Solibro (Germany), MiaSolé (USA) and Global Solar (USA) Hanergy offers a unique portfolio of high end thin film PV solution, varying from glass-glass to flexible to transparent.
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, we have 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