Tag Archives: BIPV

Ascent Solar (ASTI) Soars On Thin Film BIPV Certification

Ascent Solar (ASTI) is rocketing higher another 30% today with heavy volume after the company announced this morning that they are the first flexible thin film solar module manufacturer to receive full IEC 61646 certification which includes testing the modules under conditions of extreme heat and humidity.  What this cert does is open the door for the company to begin making a big push into the building integrated PV market which is the fastest growing … Read the rest

Solarfun (SOLF) Introduces New Line of BIPV Modules

Solarfun just announced the introduction of its new “SolarIris” line of building-integrated photovoltaic cells. SolarIris PV modules come with artistic patterns and designs and can even be used for windows and skylights, making them a more attractive choice for architects and homeowners concerned with aesthetics. They have also successfully passed more than 2,000 hours of high-temperature and high-humidity testing.

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In a press release, Peter Xie, President … Read the rest

Ascent Solar (ASTI) Developing New Product Line

Ascent Solar is developing a new BIPV product line for use on standing seam metal roofs. Ascent is working with Energy Peak to test and perfect the product; both companies expect production to begin in the first half of this year and that Energy Peak will be able to buy modules and use them in roofing projects by the second half.

In a press release,  Farhad Mogadam, CEO of Ascent Solar, commented

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ReneSola (SOL) Gets Approval For 5MW China BIPV Project

ReneSola (SOL) has received approval to begin a 5MW building integrated PV (BIPV) rooftop project in China’s Zhejiang province which will provide solar energy across five government buildings across 80K square meters.  It should be noted that the project is subject to final approval by the Chinese Ministries Finance & Housing and Urban-Rural Development, although that shouldn’t be a problem given China’s ambitious solar plans.  The project will be financed with a government subsidy program … Read the rest

Canadian Solar (CSIQ) Gets Government Funding For Local Solar Projects

China’s government continues to show it is willing to do everything it can to help advance clean energy initiatives.  So far, it appears companies are having a far easier time getting help from China’s government than US based solar companies.  This morning Canadian Solar (CSIQ) is announcing funding from the Suzhou Municipal Government to support commercial rooftop and BIPV solar projects in the Suzhou New District.  The local government is matching the RMB 7.5 million … Read the rest

Energy Conversion Devices (ENER) Gets JANCO Upgrade

JANCO is upgrading Energy Conversion Devices from Market Perform to Accumulate but cut the price target from $72 to $45

The firm said, “Although not immune to the difficult macro environment, ENER’s focus on BIPV with its flexible substrate thin films should put the Company on a relatively strong footing. While not changing our estimates for FY2009 and FY2010, we are bringing the multiples more in line with the rest of the group.”

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