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Solar Consumer Products News

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ICP Solar Enters into Sales Contract with Nissan for New OEM Solar Charger Automotive Industry Integrates a Solar Solution to Minimize Labor Costs.



ICP Solar Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:ICPR) (FRANKFURT:K1U), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of solar panels and products, today announced that they have entered into a sales contract with Nissan in Europe and North America for OEM solar charger. A discharged battery is one of the most common problems facing the automotive industry with cars sitting in parking lots for a long period of time in cold or hot conditions. The ICP Solar OEM solar charger will help reduce the related costs and will avoid strong 12V battery drain using the power of the sun.



ICP Solar Technologies wants to be a major player in the automotive industry which is looking for a more cost effective green solution to the dead battery problem. We have proved in the past with other car manufacturers that this OEM solar charger placed on the dashboard inside the car would be a great cost saving tool for 12V battery in the entire automotive industry, said Sass Peress, CEO ICP Solar.




Plextronics Breaks World Record for Organic Solar Cell Efficiency

by Jeremy Elton Jacquot, Los Angeles on 08.12.07
Science & Technology

organic solar cells


Try matching it up to the record in solar cell efficiency recently set by two University of Delaware scientists — 5.4% vs. 42.8% — and it certainly doesn't sound worthy of a new world record. However, there is an important caveat: the record-setting solar cell technology created by Plextronics, a Pittsburgh-based organic semiconductor startup, is organic.


Organic solar cells — made out of plastic-like polymers — are much cheaper when compared by the conventional inorganic, silicon and metal-based solar cells typically favored by the solar industry. Their one main disadvantage, of course, is their relatively low efficiency (measured as what percent of light is converted to electricity): when compared with the 20 - 40% efficiencies regularly attained by inorganic crystalline solar cells, the 5.4% efficiency sounds almost disappointing.

plexcore PV for solar cells

While their solar cells may not have the highest efficiency, Plextronics' organic cells have several potential applications that conventional cells lack — portable electronics devices and power backup, amongst other "off grid" functions. Because they are flexible, the cells could be used in clothing for on-the-go battery charging — a function several clothing manufacturers have already employed to varying degrees of success. Another advantage is the cells' low cost: they are about 5 times cheaper than conventional silicon-based solar cells — which makes them ideal candidates for developing countries' energy markets. If their estimates hold true, the cost of solar cell production may soon be driven to a viable $1/watt.



ICP Solar Signs Development Agreement with Ascent Solar

Tuesday April 1, 8:25 am ET


CIGS technology key to creating lighter and more powerful Sunsei(R) portable electronics solar chargers



MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICP Solar Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: ICPR, FRANKFURT: K1U.F), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of solar cells and products, announced today that it has signed a cooperation development agreement with Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.


The agreement will focus on the development of mobile solar power products utilizing Ascents high efficiency CIGS solar technology for distribution throughout ICP Solars international distribution network.

We are thrilled to partner with Ascent," said ICP Solar CEO and Chairman Sass Peress. At ICP Solar our mission is to be at the technology forefront when it comes to solar consumer products and portability.


Ascents CIGS thin-film technology is ideally suited for those applications. Placing the Photovoltaic (PV) material and modules on a wide variety of substrate materials allows for manufacturing of extremely lightweight and flexible solar panels, which will expand our new product development opportunities immeasurably. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.


Ascent Solar will initially supply ICP Solar with product from its existing 1.5 MW production line during 2008 and 2009 in order for ICP Solar to develop, test, and integrate the Ascent Solar materials into ICP Solar products and to increase deliveries of solar modules to ICP Solar after Ascents planned expansion of production capacity.


ICP Solar's expertise in the consumer and portable solar products and international distribution network make them an ideal partner, said Matthew Foster, President and CEO. Our CIGS thin-film technology is perfectly suited for use in both consumer and portable solar power products. We look forward to working with the team at ICP Solar in order to create the next generation of innovative consumer and portable solar productsAbout ICP Solar Technologies, Inc.


ICP Solar is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of solar cells and solar cell based products and building materials. Through the application of next-generation technologies and use of proprietary intellectual design the Company aims to be the industry's innovation leader. For the past 19 years, ICP Solar has led the consumer market through innovation and has now begun to apply that same philosophy to the OEM, rooftop and power generation segment of the solar industry .ICP Solar's management has over 50 years of experience in the renewable energy sector. The companys headquarters are located in Montreal, Canada, with additional locations in the USA, Spain, Ireland and France.


Corporate information may be found at www.icpsolar.com


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