SOURCE: Odersun AG

August 08, 2008 03:38 ET

Cutting-Edge Solar Design Goes Olympic

Odersun Solar-Circles Successfully Generate Power for the Olympic Park in China

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwire - August 8, 2008) - Odersun AG, a developer and manufacturer of solar cells, modules and applications, has completed the delivery of customized thin-film solar modules for a building integrated photovoltaic (BiPV) project in Beijing, China. The trapezoidal modules form concentric rings on the roofs of four circular buildings belonging to the visitor center of the Olympic Park in Beijing.

The unique design of the solar system challenged Odersun to look for new shapes when designing the modules for this project. Each circle is 12.5 meters in diameter and is made of 124 anthracite, shiny, thin-film modules encapsulated in a glass-film laminate. "This project shows how we can adapt the design and functionality of our modules to the local requirements of our customers and partners", says Odersun CEO Ramin Lavae Mokhtari. For the construction of the circular plant Odersun designed trapezoidal modules of different sizes, thus demonstrating a new level of aesthetics in BiPV applications.

The project was appointed by the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee (BOCOG) as a demonstration project of new solar energy technology and installed jointly by Advanced Technology and Materials Co., Ltd. (AT&M) a Chinese stock listed company leading in the manufacture of high-tech advanced materials. The project demonstrates the successful partnership between German and Chinese companies, for AT&M is not only an investor in Odersun but is also a strategic partner in the development of materials to be used in thin-film solar manufacturing.

In China environmental issues are no longer neglected. Getting in shape for the Olympic Games 2008 does not only concern the construction of green sports facilities but is also marked by the pursuit for significant progress in what is referred to in the 11th, 5-year plan issued by the Republic of China's government in 2006, as "building a resource-conserving and environment-friendly society".

Odersun AG - Solar Circles at the Olympic Park Beijing, China (Photo: Odersun AG)

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Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    Korinna Penndorf
    Corporate Communications
    Odersun AG
    Phone: +49 (0)335 5633 120
    Mobile: +49 (0)172 2380 110
    Fax: +49 (0)335 5633 150
    Email: presse@odersun.de