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Triumph Science, Solar Frontier to explore BIPV opportunities in China

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November 22 (Renewables Now) - Chinese glass products maker Triumph Science and Technology Group (SHA:600552) has tied up with CIS solar panel manufacturer Solar Frontier KK to jointly explore the possibilities for developing building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).

The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which Solar Frontier announced earlier this week. Under its terms, they will conduct a feasibility study for the development of BIPV by using Solar Frontier’s CIS thin-film technology. The goal of the project is to expand solar power generation in China.

Solar Frontier is a unit of Japanese oil company Showa Shell Sekiyu KK, which in April became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (TYO:5019). It claims solar PV modules using its CIS technology have a higher energy yield as compared to conventional crystalline silicon modules.

According to the press release, the developments of this feasibility study will be announced depending on the results.

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