Saint-Gobain Solar is expanding its product offering in North America through the introduction of Avancis PowerMax premium class photovoltaic (PV) modules.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Saint-Gobain Solar is expanding its product offering in North America through the introduction of Avancis PowerMax premium class photovoltaic (PV) modules.
Showcasing Avancis’ industry-leading research and development product experience, PowerMax combines Copper–Indium–Selenide (CIS) solar power technology with a sophisticated slim design, providing an ultra-efficient, cost-effective energy solution.
“In keeping with our commitment to help protect our global natural environment, we are thrilled to now be able to offer the Avancis PV modules to a new audience of architects, home builders and contractors,” said Alain Garnier, general manager of Saint-Gobain Solar in North America. “PowerMax combines sleek aesthetics with straightforward installation and sustainable functionality, making it much easier to incorporate a low cost design solution while reducing reliance on expensive traditional utility power.”
The black panels are extremely durable, easy to install and suitable for use on roofs, curtain walls, and canopies. Avancis’ pioneering use of CIS technology incorporates thin layers (less than one micron) deposited on glass substrate, enabling the highest electricity conversion efficiency for thin film solar modules - particularly in low light - as verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. PowerMax demonstrates the broadest spectral sensitivity in the entire field of photovoltaic, making the panels ideal for both single-dwelling and commercial roof installations. The modules are covered by 20-year performance and 10-year product warranties.
In terms of performance, the product offers significant energy savings and reduces the carbon emissions of buildings, as evidenced by the recent installation at Saint-Gobain Solar’s headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz. The system will offset 20 percent of annual electricity consumption and reduce carbon emissions by 224,000 pounds over 20 years - the equivalent of a 23-acre forest.
“Installing PowerMax at our facility not only helps Saint-Gobain Solar reduce its environmental impact, it offers a real-world application we can share with our customers,” Garnier said.