Ascent Solar has signed a definitive Cooperation Agreement with Energy Technologies, of Mansfield, Ohio. The agreement focuses on the development of new PV products intended for the U.S. military.
The parties have agreed to collaborate in the development of hybrid solar power generation systems for rapidly deployable tactical soft-walled shelters. Ascent Solar has supplied Energy Technologies with products from its existing commercial production line for a military shelter that has been used in demonstrations to potential military customers.
In return, Energy Technologies will showcase Ascent’s 2-Meter modules on a soft-walled shelter at two upcoming expositions: Modern Day Marine on Monday, September 29, 2009 in Quantico, Virginia and the 2009 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, October 1, 2009.
Ascent Solar intends to supply Energy Technologies with modules for subsequent 2010 demonstration projects from its upcoming 30MW high volume production line.
Tim Lowe VP Sales, Energy Technologies said, “Ascent Solar’s flexible, light weight PV modules work well with our hybrid military power systems and are now being integrated into ETI’s tactical soft-walled shelter which will be on demonstration in Quantico, Virginia and Washington DC.”
Ascent Solar President and CEO Farhad Moghadam added, “Our material is well suited for integration into various portable and tactical solar powered solutions for the military. Working with experienced specialty integrators like Energy Technologies has helped expand our development and penetration into this exclusive market. We look forward to the demonstration of these new concepts and products for this premium market opportunity at the upcoming expositions.”