Solyndra has opened its European headquarters in Holzkirchen, Germany, near Munich and tapped Clemens Jargon as its regional managing director and VP to head the thin-film PV company’s sales and service operations in the region as well as in the Middle East and Africa.
The Fremont, CA-based company, which has booked more than $1.5 billion in orders and shipped commercial products for almost a year, already works with international solar power project integrators such as Phoenix Solar and Gecko Logic of Germany and leading international roofing systems manufacturer Carlisle Energy Services.
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“The commercial rooftops of Europe are an immense opportunity for the generation of solar electricity and are of growing importance with favorable incentive support in many countries,” said CEO/founder Chris Gronet. “This move strengthens our ability to serve our customers in the region and allows us to play a greater role in the evolution of the European energy market toward a more sustainable future.”
Solyndra says its copper-indium-gallium-(di)selenide (CIGS) thin-film PV panels (which feature a unique cylinidrical-module design) are fully certified for European solar installations and have received independently validated product verification and performance testing from multiple sources, including IEC, GSE, and Fraunhofer ISE.