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Day4 Energy’s solar technologies head to U.K.

Gebäude-Solarsysteme GmbH integrating Vancouver company’s technologies

VANCOUVER, B.C.— A global supplier of solar applications is using process equipment from Day4 Energy Inc., a solar technologies provider in Vancouver, B.C.

Germany-based Gebäude-Solarsysteme GmbH (GSS) has integrated Day4 Energy’s equipment into its solar modules production line.

The modules use Day4’s DNA PV cell. The cells do not require soldering and virtually eliminate PV cell energy losses after module lamination, according to the company.

Day4 Energy’s engineering team completed upgrades to the existing module manufacturing facility at GSS in June. With the first production test runs underway, GSS is scheduled to start commercial volume shipments during the first week of July.

The new technology will help GSS tap into the growing demand for PV modules in small to medium size roof top applications throughout Europe, according to the company.

Earlier this year, Day4 received Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) status, which allows it to sell its 60MC-I solar PV modules in the UK.

MCS certifies micro-generation technologies used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources, and is required for end users to benefit from a feed-in tariff (FIT) in the UK.

Day4 expects PV demand there could exceed 146 megawatts this year.

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