United Solar Ovonic (Ovonic Solar) and GenFlex Roofing Systems (GenFlex) introduced a combined solar energy solution for low-slope membrane roofs.Auburn Hills, Michigan – August 6, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The Uni-Solar Ovonic/GenFlex offering allows customers to easily install a powerful energy- generating solution without requiring additional structural support or penetration of the roof itself. The solution is a combination of Uni-Solar Ovonic’s unique lightweight, flexible, PV panels and GenFlex’s durable thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) membrane roofing solutions. “Beyond consistently delivering durable, weather- resistant roofing solutions there is the need to offer roof-mounted energy- generating alternatives for our commercial customers,” said Jon Apgar, President, GenFlex. “The product characteristics of Uni-Solar Ovonic’s thin- film building-integrated solution, including its weight, flexibility and durability, complement our existing TPO and EPDM roofing solution.” The Uni-Solar Ovonic/GenFlex solution is designed to maximize flat or low-slope commercial roofing situations without compromising the integrity of the roof or building structure. The PV panels are designed to generate energy from any existing roof space, without requiring additional structural support. Uni-Solar Ovonic and GenFlex deliver the complete PV system design and engineering support. “The Uni-Solar Ovonic/GenFlex partnership is the ideal way for two companies with expertise in their respective markets to come together and offer their joint customers a one-of-a-kind solution,” said Subhendu Guha, President and Chief Operating Officer of Uni-Solar Ovonic. Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Chairman and CEO of Uni-Solar Ovonic and President and CEO of ECD Ovonics, said that they offer a solar energy system appropriate for every commercial or residential rooftop. According to the company the UNI-SOLAR system solutions are flexible, durable, lightweight and easy to install and unlike traditional crystalline technology, which typically utilizes heavy, glass-mounted panels their product is different. Uni-Solar also says that independent studies have shown that their systems produce more energy per rated power than crystalline products, enhancing their overall value in the market.