COLOGNE, Germany, August 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Innotech Solar is set to present its new ITS Off-grid solar module at the international trade show EU PVSEC. Designed for grid-independent solar installations, the new module has a particularly favorable price-performance ratio. Its special product design, which uses short cells strings, allows a large number of different solar cell types to be used, including half and third cells. The IEC certified, standard version of the off-grid module has a capacity of 80 Wp, though customized modules can be commissioned from as little as 5Wp.

Our new module fits in very well with the Innotech Solar business model. On the one hand we are once again optimizing the solar value-added chain by ensuring that more cells are used efficiently. On the other hand, enlarging our product range brings us one step closer to achieving our goal of offering every client the right module for their specific needs, says Dr Thomas Hillig, Sales Director for Europe at Innotech Solar.

Although the 'ITS Off-grid' module from Innotech Solar is an attractive option for users in Europe who would like to install a grid-independent power supply, it is also particularly suitable for the African and South American markets whose power grids are often underdeveloped.

The new module type is Innotech Solar's third product line which involves processing and optimizing solar cells to create cost-effective, highly efficient modules. This is achieved through two procedures. In the first of these, cell impurities are isolated using lasers. The second procedure entails removing parts of non-functioning cells - also using laser technology - in such a way that the remaining parts of the cells can operate at full capacity. These half and third cells are used in the ITS Economy half cell and ITS Economy third cell modules.

The new module type will be on show from September 6-9 at the Innotech Solar booth L3/H1/D31 at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (25th EU PVSEC) in Valencia, Spain.

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The Innotech Solar Group is a solar technology company and international provider of PV modules. The company specialises in the analysis and optimisation of solar cells and employs industrial processes developed by their own research teams. Innotech Solar tests, sorts and optimises more cells from different manufacturers than any other cell or module provider in the world. Production is based in Norway and subsidiaries are located in Germany, China, and Switzerland.

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