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May 3rd, 2011
Nanosolar, Inc. said on April 28 that it signed supply contracts with partners in Germany to supply up to 1 gigawatts of its Nanosolar Utility Panels, the first large-scale sales of its products. The modules will be supplied over the next few years as the company scales up production of its modules.
California-based Nanosolar signed agreements with Belectric of Kolitzheim, Germany; EDF Energies Nouvelles of Paris, France; and Plain Energy of Munich, Germany.
"We are currently shipping panels, and in construction with Energies Nouvelles on a 3-megawatt plant in Bordeaux, France," said a spokesperson for Nanosolar, who asked that we not use his name.
Nanosolar is a manufacturer of CIGS (Copper, Indium, Gallium, Selenium)-based thin-film photovoltaics using a nanoparticle ink. The panels are unique in that they're basically printed onto reels of aluminum, much like printing a newspaper or magazine.
Last year the company announced its first 1 megawatt solar farm in Luckenwalde, Germany.
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