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3 June 2014

Avancis receives general building approval for PowerMax SMART frameless thin-film CIS PV module

Avancis GmbH of Torgau, Germany, which manufactures copper indium selenide (CIS) thin-film photovoltaic modules, has received general building approval (abZ) from the German Institute for Building Technology (DIBt) for its newest-generation PowerMax SMART frameless thin-film module. The frameless modules can hence now be installed on roofs, facades and building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems.

“This means a major milestone for Avancis,” says managing director & chief technology officer Dr Franz Karg. “It shows that our quality standards have been proven concerning performance, safety and building-related applicability as well as the consistent further development of our frameless modules,” he adds.

With approval by DIBt, separate approval of the module for use on roofs and facades is no longer necessary. Also, obtaining individual licenses is no longer necessary. “We give architects, designers and construction companies a building-regulated thin-film module at hand which meets the highest standards of safety, efficiency, design and aesthetics,” says Karg.

In January, Avancis set a new efficiency record of 16.6% for CIS thin-film modules, as confirmed by the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Avancis is exhibiting in booth A2.458 at the Intersolar Europe 2014 exhibition in Munich, Germany (4-6 June).

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