Innotech Solar and FEGA & Schmitt establish sales partnership for European PV modules

More and more customers want to produce their own electricity for on-site consumption

Munich/Germany, September 24, 2013 – The Scandinavian-German module manufacturer Innotech Solar AS (ITS) has won the electronics distributor FEGA & Schmitt as a sales partner for its European solar modules.

"The renewable energy sector is one of the most important growth markets for our electronics distribution company, especially given the soaring price of electricity. More and more customers want to produce their own electricity for on-site consumption," reports Alexander Schopf, who is responsible for purchase and distribution within FEGA & Schmitt's renewable energy division. "We attach the utmost importance to quality and reliability when selecting our suppliers. In the case of Innotech Solar, their high-quality products, European manufacturing sites and environmentally friendly production process really clinched the deal."

"Over the past few months, several distributors have added our solar modules to their portfolios. While the fact that our modules are manufactured in Europe was a deciding factor for each and every one of them, our products' high yields and the excellent green credentials of our manufacturing process also played an important role. We are delighted that we now have the opportunity to work with the highly respected electronics distributor FEGA & Schmitt," states Dr. Thomas Hillig, Vice President Module Sales & Marketing at Innotech Solar.

ITS modules are made using optimized high-performance cells. The environmentally friendly production process reduces their carbon footprint by around 70 percent in comparison with modules using conventional cells. Alongside ITS modules' innovative manufacturing process, the use of renewable energy at the company's production sites in Sweden and Germany as well as the short transport routes improve the company's environmental footprint. A multitude of tests by independent experts, such as the Fraunhofer Institute, Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin and PV Lab, have demonstrated the high performance, durability and positive environmental impact of Innotech Solar's European modules.

About Innotech Solar

The Scandinavian-German company manufactures solar modules in Europe and sells them worldwide. Innotech Solar specializes in the production of particularly environmentally friendly modules with optimized solar cells and uses innovative processes developed by in-house research teams to do so.

Innotech Solar optimizes solar cells in Halle an der Saale, Germany, and manufactures its modules in a former REC solar factory in Glava, Sweden, which thanks to its fully automated production lines is one of Europe's most modern manufacturing plants. The production process is powered at both sites using 100 percent renewable energy.

About FEGA & Schmitt

FEGA & Schmitt distribute a comprehensive range of products from across the electronics industry and has been working as a renewable energy systems provider for many years. Headquartered in Ansbach in Middle Franconia, Germany, the company makes use of the latest logistics and e-business concepts. With 61 branch offices and more than 900 employees, FEGA & Schmitt is a leading electronics distributor in central and southern Germany.

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