Thin-film photovoltaics producer Solyndra has signed another long-term sales contract, this time with German solar integrator Ebitschenergietechnik. The Euro-based contract, worth up to $115 million, extends through 2013 and pushes Solyndra’s contractual backlog to approximately $1.8 billion. The cylindrical copper-indium-gallium-(di)selenide (CIGS) TFPV panels will be manufactured at the company’s facilities in Fremont and Milpitas, CA.
“We are very pleased to announce this relationship with Ebitschenergietechnik, a true pioneer in the field of renewable energy with more than 20 years installation experience,” said Kelly Truman, Solyndra’s VP of marketing, sales and business development. “Together with Solyndra’s innovative PV systems, Ebitschenergietechnik’s strong presence in Germany and elsewhere in Europe should lead to world-class photovoltaic installations in the fastest growing markets for commercial scale solar.”
“The photovoltaics market is fast moving, so it is important to keep your eyes open for new products,” said Horst Ebitsch, founder and managing director of Ebitschenergietechnik. “Solyndra’s solution dramatically changes the model for installation of PV systems, expanding the market by addressing large numbers of industrial rooftops which are not economically viable with other PV technologies.”
Earlier this month, Solyndra announced it had inked a long-term sales contract worth $189 million with Dutch social integrator SunConnex.