bSolar launches High Efficiency Bifacial Silicon Solar Cells

The cells represent a breakthrough in solar cell technology leading to higher energy yields at lower costs

bSolar will be exhibiting at the Intersolar Europe on Stand 530, Hall B2

Intersolar Europe 2012

JERUSALEM, Israel & HEILBRONN, Germany--bSolar announces the availability of its high-power, high-efficiency, bifacial, photovoltaic (PV), crystalline silicon solar cells. Bifacial cells utilize the cells' rear side to collect reflected and diffused sunlight and generate additional electricity. bSolar cells are produced using p-type wafers, standard equipment and production processes, giving them a mass market appeal.

The new cells provide 10-30% higher energy (KWH) per KWp installed in standard applications and up to 50% in vertical installations, resulting in an equivalent cell efficiency of 21%-24% in standard applications and a total module power of 280-325 Watts for 60 cell modules. This unprecedented efficiency and power are amongst the industry highest for mono crystalline silicon cells.

Applications for the new cells include flat rooftops and ground installations, and unique solutions for special BIPV applications such as solar sound barriers, car ports, facades and green houses.

The bifacial cells are produced in bSolar's industrial plant in Heilbronn, Germany and have been recently incorporated into bifacial modules by numerous producers worldwide. bSolar's current production capacity is 30 MWp/year and the company is planning to rapidly expand production to meet customer demand.

bSolar will be showcasing its bifacial cells at the Intersolar Europe in Munich from June 14th - 16th.

"We are excited to introduce our disruptive bifacial cells, which will significantly improve the financial returns of solar projects.", commented Yossi Kofman, bSolar's CEO. "We are currently working with our commercial partners and customers to bring cutting-edge bifacial panels to the market."

About bSolar

bSolar was founded in 2007 by industry veterans with extensive experience in the high-tech and the solar industry, including in developing and producing high efficiency bifacial cells. The company produces bifacial photovoltaic (PV) crystalline silicon solar cells that significantly increase electricity production. bSolar is headed by an execution-oriented management team with a proven track record in the electronics industry and employs around 50 people in its headquarters in Israel and production plant in Heilbronn, Germany.

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