Solar startup company Solyndra unveiled for the first time its solar module design for commercial rooftops. The company says its design can cut the cost of installing solar rooftops in half and reduce installation time by a third.
The design is made a certain manner. It wraps the photovoltaic copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) compound around a series of tubes until they resemble a row of black, fluorescent lights. Each module is rounded and to catch the maximum amount of light from any direction, so the panels don’t need angled in any way and secured like traditional PV panels.
You can have a look at the manufacturing and installation video after the jump to see how it all works.
Update 19.January 2009:
“The commercial rooftops of Europe are an immense opportunity for the generation of solar electricity and are of growing importance with favorable incentive support in many countries,” said Solyndra CEO and founder Dr. Chris Gronet. “This move strengthens our ability to serve our customers in the region and allows us to play a greater role in the evolution of the European energy market towards a more sustainable future.”
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