SPI 15 - Hulk Energy Technology and Energyka Debut Prometea, First Flexible, Foldable CIGS Solar Module, at Solar Power International 2015
HULKet is presenting their latest product, a CIGS thin-film PV module that is flexible, foldable and portable. This new solar module, named Prometea, can be installed on any type of architectural structure, and its foldability and portability allows it to be transported anywhere regardless of difficult topography. A specialized fixed module installation eliminates the need for a mounting system, rooftop drilling and costly and invasive anchoring structure requirements.
ANAHEIM, California, September 15, 2015 - Hulk Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (HULKet) and ENERGYKA Electrosystem srl, Italy (ENERGYKA) today announced the world's first flexible CIGS thin-film PV module distinguished by a convertible, modular assembly design. The Prometea solar modules were developed through a joint venture between HULKet and ENERGYKA and introduced to the U.S. market at Solar Power International 2015, on September 15-17, in HULKet's booth 309.
Prometea's unique form factor eases logistical challenges, due to factors such as transportation requirements and difficult topography, enabling a wide range of installations wherever solar energy is needed. Prometea product features and benefits include:
• Flexibility and "curveability" - adapts to any type of architecture, follows any contour
• Foldability and portability - enables more applications in varied environments
• BIPV integration - multiple types of installations are possible; and waterproofing ensures rooftop installation for more than 25 years
• Power output - a possible power output of 100~110, 300~330, 500~550Wp
• Specialized fixed module installation - eliminates need for mounting system, rooftop drilling and costly and invasive anchoring structure requirements, resulting in lower installation costs
• Green, eco-compatible raw materials - free from highly polluting substances, such as cadmium and lead.
"Prometea modules allow customers to ‘puzzle' the modules in any area to get maximum power," said Brian Sung, Founder and President, HULKet. "This combination of performance and physical characteristics creates resilient and portable PV power generation. We chose to work with ENERGYKA on the creation of Prometea CIGS solar modules because the combination of performance and architectural design addresses an unmet need in the market."
The Prometea CIGS solar modules are the result of years of research and innovation and are created from CIGS solar cells with the highest conversion efficiency of 14 percent, resulting in a power output of 20 to 30 percent higher than traditional panels. The specific power generated is considerably higher due to the combination of superior spectral responses to UV and IR light, a lower temperature coefficient, less shading influence and an enhanced lower incident, scattered and diffuse light performance.
"Our presence at the Solar Power International today is to introduce Prometea to the U.S. market and showcase the multitude of applications for foldable, bendable, portable CIGS solar modules, along with advancing the merits of environmentally responsible PV modules," said Rolando Rostolis, ENERGYKA Managing Partner.
Having successfully launched the world-record power generating CIGS-3000 series modules in the July 2015, Prometea is the second HULKet product to debut in the U.S. solar energy market. HULKet welcomes inquiries from distributors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENERGYKA Electrosystem srl, based in Italy, focuses on PV building integration development with partner companies around the world. A practice of continuous research and collaboration leads to superior solutions in the solar energy industry. Learn more at www.energyka.com.
Hulk Energy Technology Co., Ltd., founded in 2011 and based in Taiwan, is an innovator in the clean energy industry. Through visionary design and state-of-the-art processes, the company produces Cadmium-free type CIGS solar modules at the company's manufacturing facility in Miaoli, Taiwan. Learn more at www.hulket.com.