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AGC, Tenesol create joint venture for custom-made BIPV glass modules

Post Time:Oct 08,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:93

AGC Glass Europe, Belgium, and Tenesol, France, a global solar power provider, have created a joint venture for the production of building integrated photovoltaic crystalline SI modules, according to an Oct. 8 release. These customized, laminated glass modules will be manufactured by the joint venture created by both companies in France, at AGC Vertal Sud-Est (Lyon region), from 2011.

The BIPV laminated glass modules offered by the joint venture will be some of the most advanced crystalline BIPV panels on the market that feature both solar thermal properties and solar electric, according to the release.Integrated into fa?ades, glass roofs and sunshades, they will be perfectly suited to the latest European building regulations, which intend to stimulate thermal efficiency and energy production in buildings. In addition, they are an aesthetically pleasing way of generating renewable energy and enhancing a building’s green image.

“AGC is dedicated to manufacturing glass products that help people to live more comfortably while reducing or generating energy,“ said Jean-Luc Batkin, vice president, Solar and Processed Glass, AGC Glass Europe, in the release. “BIPV had to enter our product range. To do so, it was essential to find a partner with the right expertise in PV modules and with the same commitment to product quality, customer satisfaction and environmental care. Tenesol, one of the most well-known global solar power providers, is the perfect match for us.”

“We are delighted to embark on this joint venture with AGC, which combines our expertise in custom-built PV solutions with one of the world’s leading glass producers,” said Benoit Rolland, managing director, Tenesol, in the release. “To remain competitive in the crowded solar market, we continually improve our products and services through innovation and development. Joining with AGC increases our product offering and shows our commitment to delivering flexible PV solutions that answer specific client needs.”

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