The world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (00566.hk), on Nov 9 at the China International Import Expo announced that its US based subsidiary, Global Solar Energy Inc. (Hanergy GSE) has inked a cooperation agreement with TAM-Europe Company, a subsidiary of China Hi-Tech Group Corporation.
Hanergy GSE Joins Hand with TAM-Europe
Under the aegis of the strategic agreement, the two parties will collaborate to develop solar car roof system solutions, and manufacture pure solar vehicles in the future which can rely solely on solar energy.
The cooperation agreement was clinched after Lin Hai, Vice President of Hanergy Thin Film Power & President of Hanergy GSE, and the representatives of China Hi-Tech Group Corporation discussed the common interests the two companies share in developing the solar vehicles and how the collaboration can benefit both the companies.
At the onset of the collaboration, Hanergy GSE will install GSE flexible thin-film solar power generation system on the rooftop of TAM-Europe’s airport shuttle buses. Since the airport shuttle buses operate under sunlight for a longer duration, especially in the Middle East, Southern Europe, and the equator, the solar system can power the air conditioning system and extend travelling range of the buses.
Hanergy GSE will install GSE flexible thin-film solar power generation system on the rooftop of TAM-Europe’s airport shuttle buses
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, light weight, ultra-thin, bendable, etc. Furthermore, the special features such as high temperature resistant and weak-light power generation make it possible for it to be widely used in various applications such as thin-film solar curtain walls, distributed power generation, and portable mobile energy products.
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), offer higher conversion efficiency at lower cost (champion chip conversion efficiency rate recorded 19.3%) and are thinner, softer, easier to install.
TAM was founded in 1947 in Slovenia. It mainly produces airport shuttle buses. In 2013, the company was acquired by China Hi-Tech Group and became its wholly-owned subsidiary. By 2020, China Hi-Tech TAM-Europe aims to occupy world's number one market share in airport shuttle bus business.