Ascent Solar is developing a new range of BIPV products for the U.S. standing seam metal roof marketplace. The material used for this product is being tested and optimized through the existing agreement the company has with EnergyPeak.
Rick Mowrey, director of marketing and business development for EnergyPeak, said, “We are pleased to publicly announce our existing relationship with Ascent Solar. We look forward to testing PV products from Ascent that can meet the needs of our metal roof industry.”
Farhad Mogadam, CEO of Ascent Solar commented, “We are excited to be working with the experienced photovoltaic metal roofing systems provider EnergyPeak. Metal roofing systems are an ideal end market solution of our unique, lightweight and flexible photovoltaic modules. With a short-term total addressable market of 10 million square feet of BIPV per year and long-term 100 million square feet of BIPV per year, EnergyPeak is an ideal business partner for this endeavor.”
Both Ascent and EnergyPeak have said that they expect the BIPV CIGS-based products to be processed through the first half of 2010, with the intent to purchase modules for projects in the second half of 2010.