Auburn Hills, Michigan [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] United Solar Ovonic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD Ovonics) received a $15 million order from PV distributor and system integrator Biohaus PV Handels GmbH of Paderborn, Germany, for the delivery of Uni-Solar photovoltaic (PV) products in 2007.“Unlike traditional crystalline technology, which typically uses heavy, glass panels, Uni-Solar products are flexible, durable, lightweight, and easy to install. Additionally, independent studies in Europe and elsewhere have shown that Uni-Solar triple-junction products deliver more energy per rated power than the conventional crystalline products,” said Manuela Schaefers, Biohaus spokeswoman. United Solar Ovonic currently has 28 megawatts (MW) of annual production capacity at its Auburn Hills 1 location. The company’s new 30 MW Auburn Hills 2 facility, which is a duplicate of its Auburn Hills 1 facility, began commercial production in December 2006. United Solar Ovonic’s expansion plan increases its manufacturing capacity to 118 MW, 178 MW and over 300 MW per annum by the end of calendar years 2007, 2008 and 2010, respectively. “Our continuous cooperation with Biohaus follows our overall strategic plan to expand our presence in Germany as well as in other European markets,” said Salama Naguib, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing.