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Solon SE
15 September 2010

With the new SOLON Black 280/12, SOLON presents the first crystalline module that can be attached to

SOLON SE will be presenting its module specially developed for use on lightweight industrial metal roofs at the European Future Energy Forum from 19-21 October in London, UK. The frameless design of the SOLON Black 280/12 module is attached directly to the roof using a silicone-based adhesive, without any roof penetration. This way, there is usually no need for an assembly system. Assembly time is substantially less when compared to a conventional solar power system using crystalline modules because fewer components are required, the system is lighter weight, and installation is uncomplicated when using an adhesive. SOLON will bring to market the first roof system using adhesive bonding and working with powerful crystalline modules.


Many owners of flat metal roofs were unable to use these surfaces for photovoltaic systems due to load-bearing restrictions of the roofs for a conventional system. As well, owners were concerned about leaks once the mounting system was installed. The SOLON Black 280/12 is manufactured using 72 monocrystalline cells and weighs only 8.5 kg/m², making it extremely lightweight. This feat is made possible by eliminating the frame and using 3.2 mm of glass. The connection socket is rotated by 180 degrees to facilitate assembly and improve cable routing. The modules are particularly well-protected against theft since they are attached with an adhesive. It also is protected against corrosion with other foreign materials on the roofs.


Sika Deutschland GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for construction and industrial materials for sealing and adhesive bonding, produces the adhesive for the solar power systems for metal roofs. The system consisting of module and adhesive comes with a 20-year warranty. In addition SOLON also guarantees an output capacity of 95 percent for the first five years after the purchase of a solar module, 90 percent for ten years, 87 percent for 15 years, 83% for 20 years, and 80% for 25 years.


The SOLON Black 280/12 measures 1937 x 993 mm and attains a maximum peak power of 285 watts, which is the equivalent to an efficiency of 14.5 percent. The output is thus two times higher per square meter when compared to other thin-film systems on the market.

Point your browser to www.solon.com for more information and the data sheet.


SOLON SE is one of the largest manufacturers of solar modules in Europe as well as a supplier of solar system technology for large-scale rooftop and greenfield installations. The SOLON Group has subsidiaries in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and the U.S. and employs some 900 people worldwide. SOLON’s core business is producing solar modules and photovoltaic systems along with planning and constructing large rooftop installations and turnkey solar power plants all over the world.




Sylvia Ratzlaff

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