Project Focus: Yohkon PV modules with Global Solar CIGS cells power 820KW rooftop system in Italy


Thin-film PV firm Global Solar Energy said that modules using its cells are powering what it calls the largest CIGS rooftop installation in the world, a 820KW system at a plastics manufacturer in Orgiano, Italy. Spanish solar company Yohkon Energia produced the modules, and Espacasa unit CDM Italy installed the copper-indium-gallium-(di)selenide-based solar energy system.

Details such as the construction timeline and activation date of the array, further balance-of-system information, and the cost or financing arrangements of the system were not disclosed.

“Yohkon recognizes the tremendous technological benefits that CIGS PV offers, including its high-power density, which is why we have been recommending the technology for installations throughout our markets in Spain and Portugal,” says Jose Maria del Barrio, general manager of Yohkon. “We partnered with Global Solar because it has proven to be the industry leader in delivering high-efficiency CIGS at a manufacturing capacity that allows to ensure that this project will be the first of many.”

“CIGS is one of the most efficient thin-film technologies, with enormous potential to make new applications such as integration with building materials cost-effective and viable.” says Enrico Faedo general manager of CMD Italy. “Partnering with CIGS technology veterans like Global Solar was a natural fit to help us reach our goal to complete the largest CIGS PV rooftop system.”

“The recently completed rooftop system in Italy is a milestone for the CIGS market as much as it is for Global Solar,” said CEO, Jeff Britt. “Given that Global Solar is producing CIGS solar cells with efficiency well above 11%, we recognize that the Yokhon Energia and CDM Italy system is merely the first in a new chapter of solar technology adoption.”

“We look forward to working with these organizations as Global Solar’s technology in both glass modules and BIPV continues to be applied in systems around the world,” the thin-film executive added.

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