MiaSole, a manufacturer of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, has installed its modules at ProLogis Renewable Energy’s rooftop photovoltaic test site in Denver, Colorado.
The ProLogis test site will provide side-by-side comparisons of modules from eight solar manufacturers. The site will measure the performance of a variety of module technologies, including thin film, monocrystalline, glass-on-glass and membrane-applied thin film modules.
The ProLogis rooftop PV test site marks the first Colorado project for MiaSole and is the seventh testing facility in the US to feature MiaSole’s modules.
MiaSole said that its CIGS thin-film PV solar panels currently convert 10.5% of sunlight into electricity. The products are designed specifically for rooftop and ground mount installations for utilities, independent power providers and industrial scale deployments.
MiaSole will have shipped 6.5MW in the first half of this year and expects to ship 22MW in 2010.
Joe Laia, CEO of MiaSole, said: ”Continued improvements in conversion efficiencies, manufacturing yields, and cost reductions have helped make photovoltaic solar one of the most affordable and efficient types of renewable energy today.
”We are pleased to participate in the ProLogis test site to demonstrate that our distinct manufacturing process produces CIGS modules that offer a compelling value to our customers.”