Global Solar Energy, a manufacturer of flexible CIGS thin-film solar panels, has received a TÜV certificate qualifying them for Italy’s Conto Energia IV FiT. In order to benefit, companies have to produce components that are of at least 60% European origin.
In September 2011, Global Solar Energy entered into module supply agreements with Iscom, Energyka and B.A. Energie, three Italian roof specialist companies, increasing their Italian portfolio.
“The certificate makes our modules for the Italian market particularly interesting,” said Jean-Noel Poirier, senior vice president of marketing and business development of Global Solar Energy. “The feed-in bonus provides an incentive for innovation and production within the EU. The goal is to create jobs in Europe and to hold instead of moving production to promote low-wage countries.”
Founded in 1996, Global Solar Energy delivers lightweight and portable PV materials for integration in commercial, residential, utility-scale and government applications. Currently, the company operates two facilities: Tucson, Arizona, USA (production capacity of 40MW) and Berlin, Germany (production capacity of 35MW).