|[April 16, 2012]
Konarka's Organic Photovoltaic Modules Pass Aging Tests Performed by TÜV Rheinland
LOWELL, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and
commercialization of Konarka
Power Plastic®, a lightweight, flexible organic solar
film that converts light to electricity, today announced that Konarka's
organic solar modules have passed through aging tests following the type
approval standard for photovoltaic thin-film modules IEC (News - Alert) 61646. These
recent tests confirm that Konarka's flexible applications can withstand
critical IEC stress tests, while in February, the company announced
product testing success in a rigid glass system. Testing was performed
by TÜV Rheinland, a leading international test provider, in its Solar
Energy Assessment Center (SEAC) in Cologne, Germany. These recent
advances continue to be based upon Konarka's inverted cell architecture,
the company's proprietary intellectual property protected under issued
"In addition to the many rigid, glass-based applications where onarka's
Power Plastic has been designed into OEM products, customers using Power
Plastic in applications requiring a flexible photovoltaic material can
now move forward with product lifetime confidence as a result of this
most recent TÜV Rheinland performance testing," commented Howard Berke,
chairman, CEO and co-founder of Konarka. "For customers who want to take
advantage of Power Plastic's extensive product features, including color
options, transparency and custom sizes, Konarka continues to extend
tremendous, independent validation for Power Plastic's lifetime
performance for applications requiring flexibility, conformance to
contours and standalone applications."
The SEAC of TÜV Rheinland in Cologne is the world's leading test lab
which optimizes processes and modern testing and simulation facilities
for proven quality and reliability according to national and
international standards. In February, Konarka announced its organic
photovoltaic modules were the first OPV technology to pass through the
set of individual critical tests following IEC 61646 performed by TÜV
Thin, light weight, transparent and flexible, Power Plastic solar films
are ideally suited for integration into various building materials,
including glass, plastics, steel, composites and fabrics, offering
creative architects and product designers superior, widespread latitude
with several color and transparency options across a wide range of sizes
enabled by Konarka's roll-to-roll continuous manufacturing process.
About Konarka Technologies, Inc.
Konarka Technologies develops and manufactures solar plastic films that
convert light to electricity - anywhere. As the leading developer of
polymer-based, organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology that provides a
source of renewable power in a variety of form factors, Konarka has a
broad portfolio of patents, technology licenses and an accomplished
technical, scientific and manufacturing team. Manufactured at low cost
and low energy consumption, the company's Konarka Power Plastic®
technology is lightweight, flexible, scalable and adaptable for use in a
variety of commercial, industrial, government and consumer applications.
Konarka Technologies is headquartered in Lowell, Mass., U.S.A. and has a
full scale production manufacturing facility in New Bedford, Mass.
U.S.A., with European headquarters in Nürnberg, Germany and a business
development office in Japan. For additional information, visit http://www.konarka.com.
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