Konarka Technologies, developer of Konarka Power Plastic is collaborating with Enviromena Power Systems to investigate the integration of the Power Plastic into Enviromena shade structure projects. This is the latest PV collaboration in aid of BIPV commercialization.
Enviromena develops projects for utility scale solutions, commercial solutions and remote power solutions across the Middle East, an area currently shifting towards alternative energy. This move is currently driven forward by Government initiatives as well as an increased demand for solar technology.
“We are pleased to be working with Enviromena on joint materials evaluation and application development for shade structures in the Middle East and North Africa,” stated Terri Jordan, vice president of business development for Konarka. “We anticipate a unique fit with our organic PV material, as it is well suited for flexible and lightweight product requirements. Together, we look to develop viable green architectural alternatives for the region.”
Sami Khoreibi, CEO of Enviromena said, “We are confident that this collaboration will provide innovative solar solutions into one of the fastest growing solar markets globally. Combining Konarka’s unique flexible Power Plastic solar technology with Enviromena’s experience in the MENA region, which includes the successful completion of the largest PV solar power plant in the Middle East, will surely lead to offerings specifically designed for the Middle Eastern climate.”
Konarka demonstrated its Power Plastic material at Solar Power International 2009, October 27 – 29 in Anaheim, Calif., booth # 1660.