MiaSolé Partners with McElroy Metal to Sell a Solar Roof System durable in Extreme Wind and Seismic

MiaSolé Hi-Tech, a subsidiary of Hanergy, announced a partnership with McElroy Metal to sell MiaSolé FLEX series, thin film solar modules as part of McElroy Metal's solar panel solutions. The MiaSolé thin film modules carry an industry leading 15.5% efficiency rating with a simple peel-and-stick app

SANTA CLARA, CA — February 23, 2015 — MiaSolé Hi-Tech, a subsidiary of Hanergy, announced a partnership with McElroy Metal to sell MiaSolé FLEX series, thin film solar modules as part of McElroy Metal's solar panel solutions. The MiaSolé thin film modules carry an industry leading 15.5% efficiency rating with a simple peel-and-stick application method that reduces balance of system costs by 20%. McElroy will offer MiaSolé modules factory laminated directly to their metal roof panels to create a lightweight, low profile solar energy solution durable in extreme, high wind and seismic zones and on buildings with limited load bearing roofs.


McElroy also markets a complete solar kit for McElroy standing seam, low slope, storage unit, and carport metal roofs. By providing square footage and location, McElroy can provide a complete, pre-engineered solar package with MiaSolé modules, inverter and balance of system components.

The MiaSolé and McElroy Metal partnership combines many advantages for architects, developers, builders, and contractors. The 25-year plus power output of the MiaSolé FLEX series modules compliments the long service life of metal roofs, providing the best life cycle cost to the consumer. Options for factory-applied FLEX modules to metal panels can further reduce onsite installation costs and contribute to consistent quality.

"Today, solar is becoming a standard part of the building envelope," said Ken Gieske, vice president of marketing for McElroy Metal. "Our partnership with MiaSolé expands our support of green building initiatives and the growing demand for renewable energy as an industry standard."

Anil Vijayendran, head of product management at MiaSolé, added, "We are excited to partner with McElroy Metal, a long time leader in metal roof manufacturing across the United States. With the highest efficiency rating for thin film in the industry, the MiaSolé FLEX series modules enable roof manufacturers to install a renewable energy solution on roofs and structures previously restricted by wind, seismic and weight limited building structures."


About MiaSolé Hi-Tech

MiaSolé is a producer of thin-film Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) solar cells and panels. Founded in 2004, MiaSolé has evolved from a Silicon Valley start-up to the world leader in thin film solar panel efficiency. In its Sunnyvale, CA facility, we have demonstrated 15.5% module efficiency in production and 18% cell efficiency in the lab. In December 2012, MiaSolé became a member of the Hanergy family. MiaSolé joined the Hong Kong listed Hanergy Thin Film Power Group as MiaSolé Hi-Tech. Hanergy provides unparalleled financial, technical, and sales expertise. Since acquisition, MiaSolé has continued to increase cell performance as well as develop new applications for our technology. www.miasole.com

About McElroy Metal

Since 1963, McElroy Metal has serviced the construction industry with quality products and excellent customer service. The family-owned components manufacturer is headquartered in Bossier City, La., has 12 manufacturing facilities and 20 service centers across the United States. Quality, service and performance have been the cornerstone of McElroy Metal's business philosophy and have contributed to the success of the company through the years. McElroy Metals has been a leading innovator in the building industry. www.mcelroymetal.com

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