Oct 4, 2013 - Swiss clean energy consultancy Meeco Group, has launched the first copper indium selenide (CIS) photovoltaic (PV) modules for off-grid systems on the Paraguayan market, the company said on Tuesday.
The company's local unit Meeco America Latina wants to sell 150 kW of CIS modules by end-2013. The modules have been developed by German Wuerth Solar, a division of retailer group Wuerth.
The CIS modules have higher tolerance to shading and resistance to high temperatures. Their efficiency rate can reach 86.1%, compared with 79.9% by other polycrystalline PV modules, at an outside temperature of 40 degrees C (104 degrees F), in which case the modules heat up to 70 degrees C.
Meeco America Latina has already received several orders for the modules after they were presented at a fair in Paraguay last month, CEO Oliver Jann said. The company has ambitions to meet the increasing demand for solar systems in Paraguay. Meeco's solar-driven water pumping systems are already well positioned on the market, Jann added.