Hanergy displayed the newest rendition of its 18.7% Thin Film Flat SOLARtile in Australia last week as it gears up for the U.S. and global product launch later in 2019.
By John Weaver for PV Magazine
Hanergy showed off its refined CIGS Thin-Film Flat SOLARtile 18.7% efficient product at the CSR Monier Roofing HQ in Rosehill, Sydney, Australia last week. This was coupled with an announcement this morning by the company that it is readying launch of the product in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Japan and the United States. Hanergy is currently partnering with the building materials company, CSR Group, to launch the product – found on an Australian partner website here.
Hanergy says the thin film flat SOLARtile might be a better technical fit for the U.S. marketplace with its flat, square, shape meeting local housing standards easier and matching up with the 5 million unit a year asphalt shingle roofing market. The tile uses the “cross bond” structure, where the tile-to-tile interlock is put in the middle of next row’s tile, ensuring waterproofing.
The U.S. residential solar roof market can now anticipate RGS Energy, Tesla, GAF Energy, Sunflare, Certainteed and a bunch of other small shops. And to keep people busy – a helping of Midsummer who just announced a metal solar roof thin film product for the U.S. market.