Solon advised that it had recently finalized an exclusive worldwide licensing deal with Andersen for the use of its Fibrex material in the PV marketplace. The Fibrex vinyl technology is said to be highly durable, stiff, moisture and heat resistant, non-conductive and provides thermal insulating properties.
The companies noted Fibrex’s characteristics allow PV products to be free from grounding and can help diminish heating and cooling requirements. Furthermore, the material itself is said to be lightweight and sustainable, having 40% pre-consumer reclaimed wood fibre in its construction.
“Fibrex material from Andersen brings new, sustainable features to Solon’s technology,“ said Scott Koenig, general manager of Andersen’s Fibrex Strategic Operations Group. “We’ve used Fibrex material with great success in our window products for nearly 20 years and we’re proud to be incorporating Fibrex material into proven renewable energy solutions by Solon.”
Solon will debut its first PV product feature the Fibrex material at Solar Power International in Dallas, Texas on October 17.