Berlin, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Odersun AG has achieved the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) certification for its standard CIS-based solar modules and will start volume production in the coming weeks. The IEC 61646 and 61730 certifications show that Odersun’s modules comply with IEC standards relating to function, quality and safety.
These certificates of compliance were awarded by the German Engineering Association VDE for the company’s 1×1.70-meter framed glass-foil modules, which are built using Odersun’s CIS-on-copper-tape cell.
Odersun said that it will now start the ramp-up of its 20-megawatt (MW) manufacturing facility in Fürstenwalde, Germany.
“With starting production we are able to deliver Odersun’s aesthetically appealing CIS solar modules to our customer base this quarter.” said Hein van der Zeeuw, CEO of Odersun, “This is an excellent foundation for us to further expand our product portfolio with customized solar modules for architectural building integration. For this, we are cooperating with various partners from the building industry.”
In its proprietary reel-to-reel manufacturing process Odersun uses flexible copper tape as basic component and carrier for the CIS (Copper-Indium-Disulphide) solar cell. The company said that this flexible basis enables the fabrication of solar modules precisely to customer specifications in any size, power and design.