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Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has announced that its US-based unit, Global Solar Energy and TAM-Europe have recently co-developed an airport shuttle bus thin-film roof system.
Hanergy signed a cooperation agreement with TAM-Europe Company, a subsidiary of China Hi-Tech Group Corporation to develop a brand-new model of new-energy shuttle bus, exploring a path to integrate flexible thin-film module and shuttle bus to create a solar electric shuttle bus.
In furtherance to this strategic goal, TAM-Europe Company is using Hanergy GSE’s next generation PowerFLEX flexible CIGS parts on its shuttle buses, integrating the advanced flexible thin-film cell technology and the critical ICI packaging technology and building better performing hi-tech airport shuttles.
Zhang Bin, Hanergy’s senior vice president said: “Having to jointly develop China’s first airport shuttle bus thin-film roof system with TAM-Europe we feel further empowered for our mission building the sustainable world. The success of the current partnership paves the way for Hanergy to seek more cooperation opportunities in this field. Moving forward, Hanergy GSE will deepen its cooperation with TAM Europe and provide instant power for its clean energy products.”
“Also, Since the airport shuttle buses operate under sunlight for a longer duration, the solar system can power the air conditioning system and extend the travelling range of the buses,” he added.
As the first company starting mass production of flexible co-evaporation thin-film solar modules in the global market, Hanergy GSE's PowerFlex series of flexible CIGS thin-film module products have the advantages of high conversion rate, heat-resistance, lightweight, ultra-thin, flexible etc. Furthermore, the solar roof not only provides electricity for the vehicle, it also fully utilizes the surface of the car roof, ensuring that it does not affect the overall design of the vehicle as well as protecting the surface of the car roof.
Hanergy GSE's new generation of flexible thin-film solar power generation components, with ICI core packaging technology, are even lighter (only 2.3 kg per square meter without adhesive), offering higher conversion efficiency at lower cost and are thinner, softer, easier to install.