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Signet Solar and BSC-Solar are jointly developing a 1.8 MW solar power plant in the Czech Republic, located in the Blízkovice region, South Moravia near the Austrian border. Signet Solar will supply single junction silicon thin film solar photovoltaic modules totaling 1.8 MW for the entire project.
The installation of the solar farm is set to start by end of October 2009. BSC-Solar will construct the solar photovoltaic farm on five hectares of land using an estimated 20,000 single junction silicon thin film modules. The solar farm will be completed and connected to the grid by the end of the year 2009, and will generate approximately 2.4 million kilowatt hours (Kwh) of electricity annually.
“This order is a testament to the growing acceptance of Signet Solar’s thin film photovoltaic modules in the European market,” said Gunter Ziegenbalg, Managing Director of Signet Solar GmbH. “In the future, solar energy in the Czech Republic will play an increasingly important role. We are pleased by this supply agreement with the BSC Solar Group, one of the leading solar photovoltaic project developers in the Czech market, and it will further strengthen and expand our market position in the Czech Republic.”
“BSC-Solar, had a single most important criteria for cooperation with Signet Solar,” said Dieter Schäfer and Dalibor Kopp, Managing Directors of BSC-Solar. “No two locations are the same and each solar farm requires a customized approach to development. Signet Solar’s system level application support and project management expertise delivers an optimal installation experience. This strong customer commitment, coupled with the high quality of Signet Solar single junction silicon thin film modules convinced us that we had made the right decision in partnering with Signet Solar.”
The two year old BSC-Solar group designs, develops and implements solar projects around the world. The BSC-Solar group is developing projects in Thailand, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. Roof top installations are being built in Germany and the Czech Republic. The BSC-Solar Group is a full value chain project developer, from concept and permitting process for feed-in licenses to project construction and turnkey handover. With offices around the world, BSC uses local solar installation know-how for optimizing cost. BSC-Solar’s core competency includes planning and execution of creative solar photovoltaic solutions and an employee base with extensive experience in solar photovoltaics. BSC-Solar adapts and customizes its projects to customer requirements and the unique requirements of a particular region. BSC-Solar’s choice of competent partners increases flexibility and enables it to offer optimal solutions to customers.
Signet Solar is a global company established in 2006 to bring Clean Affordable Renewable Energy to people and countries worldwide. Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, the company has been founded to design, develop, manufacture, and market thin film silicon photovoltaic modules. A first mover in the commercialization of large area silicon thin film silicon photovoltaic technology, Signet’s modules will bring down the cost of solar power by reducing manufacturing costs, balance of system costs, and installation time. Signet’s products are designed for solar farms, large commercial installations, and building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).
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