Santa Clara, CA October 19, 2015 – Fotopoulos Building Industries, Inc. (FBI), a woman-owned family business with an extensive background in commercial roofing and solar sales, and MiaSolé have entered into a Sales Representative Agreement. Fotopoulos Building Industries will sell MiaSolé FLEX modules throughout the state of Nevada and Southern California.
Fotopoulos Building Industries has a sophisticated lead tracking service that continually offers opportunities to their roofing contractor customers. Fotopoulos hosts architectural box lunch presentations that are a successful tool to help keep the design community current on the latest roofing trends, products, and codes. Fotopoulos also offers building owners a service that will address roofing problems and provide solutions in both materials and professional help in resolving and restoring their facility back to a watertight, safe, and energy efficient condition.
Fotopoulos will sell MiaSolé FLEX modules, the most efficient thin-film lightweight flexible modules on the market today—with an efficiency rating of +16%—generating the most power possible. The FLEX-02 Series module is available in two formats. The FLEX-02W module is 39.3 inches x 102.3 inches and is rated at 360-watts, and designed for low-slope commercial single-ply roof systems. The FLEX-02N module is 14.6 inches x 102.3 inches and is rated at 120-watts, and designed specifically for standing-seam metal roofs. Both FLEX-02 Series modules bond to the roof surface with a simple peel-and-stick adhesive. This adhesive approach eliminates the need for racking and reduces labor and logistics cost to provide a 20% lower BOS cost than traditional glass solar systems. The FLEX-02 Series module is IEC 61646 & IEC 61730 and UL 1703 certified.
The FLEX-02 module provides Fotopoulos Building Industry customers significant benefits. The low weight of the module (<0.7 lb/sq ft) allows installation on roofs that cannot support the weight of traditional glass solar panels, and makes them ideal in cases where the weight of winter snow load is a concern. Because the FLEX-02 panels are adhered directly to the roof surface, there are no penetrations, eliminating the worry of leakage and damage to valuable contents within the building. The FLEX-02 also is aesthetically pleasing, blending into both metal and TPO roofs and preserving the original look of the roof. The low-profile FLEX-02 module provides superior wind resistance and a seismic advantage over traditional rack-and-panel systems where their higher profile increases the likelihood of damage in a hurricane or earthquake.
About Fotopoulos Building Industries, Inc.
Fotopoulos Building Industries, Inc. is a woman-owned family business with extensive background in commercial roofing sales and technology. With sales consultants in Las Vegas, Nevada, Irvine, San Diego, and Santa Barbara, California, they are prepared to service every roofing challenge and energy solution for the commercial building envelope.
Fotopoulos Building Industries services both Las Vegas, Nevada and Southern California. More information can be found on their website at http://www.fbiroofing.com/.
MiaSolé is a producer of thin-film Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) solar cells and panels. Founded in 2004, MiaSolé has evolved from a Silicon Valley start-up to the world leader in thin film solar panel efficiency. In its Sunnyvale, CA facility, we have demonstrated 16% module efficiency in production and 18% cell efficiency in the lab. In December 2012, MiaSolé became a member of the Hanergy family. MiaSolé joined Hanergy Thin Film Power Group as MiaSolé Hi-Tech. Hanergy provides unparalleled financial, technical, and sales expertise. Since acquisition, MiaSolé has continued to increase cell performance as well as develop new applications for our technology. Additional information about MiaSolé can be found by visiting www.miasole.com on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MiaSoleHiTechCorp.