San Jose, Calif. February 10, 2011 – Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency, thin-film solar panels, has received certification of its 110 and 120 watt thin-film, CIGSS solar panels to the ANSI/UL 1703 and IEC 61646 industry standards, as tested and certified by Intertek-ETL.
Stion’s Elevation Series panels are the largest and most efficient U.S.-made monolithically integrated CIGSS panels to receive full-commercial certification.
“Certification to the ANSI/UL and IEC standards is an important achievement in Stion’s commercial growth, and we are thrilled to be shipping fully-qualified products to customers” said Chet Farris, president & CEO. “We are committed to delivering high-performance, high- quality products while continuing to build on our comprehensive reliability and testing pro- grams.”
Stion’s panels have a convenient form factor (65 cm x 165 cm) and superior all-black aesthetics. They are specifically designed for use in all major market segments, including commercial/ government, residential, utility and off-grid.
Stion currently manufactures its panels in San Jose, Calif. and recently announced a new production facility in Hattiesburg, Miss., including a 100 MW first phase of expansion by 2012.
Stion is a US-based manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar panels based on state-of-the- art materials and device technology and proven production processes. Stion was founded in 2006 and is backed by leading venture capital investors, including Khosla Ventures, VentureTech Alliance, Lightspeed Venture Partners, General Catalyst Partners, and Braemar Energy Ventures. For more information, visit www.stion.com.