Photovoltaic modules developer Ascent Solar Technologies has been selected to provide BIPV solar modules in a pilot application at Foxconn’s new factory in China’s Zhenzhou City located in Henan Province.

Ascent Solar president and chief executive Victor Lee said the firm will provide its lightweight, durable, flexible thin-film solar modules at Foxconn’s new factory.

"We plan to demonstrate the value of our technology and we hope to build a long term relationship with Foxconn," Lee added.

Ascent said its modules’ flexible and lightweight form factor allows the modules to be integrated easily into the building structure.

Modules integration is expected to allow the factory to utilize solar power utilizing Ascent’s copper-indium-gallium-diselenide technology to deliver the highest power density available on thin-film plastic substrates.

Foxconn is a maker of electronic devices and produces many products including the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Playstation and Xbox.