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Stion (Simply Better) Announces Advancements to CIGS Modules Made in the USA

SAN JOSE, CALIF., August 13, 2013 – Stion, a leading manufacturer of proprietary, high-efficiency, monolithically integrated CIGSS thin-film solar modules, announced the release and certification of the Elevation Series STO module line. The STO module line is currently available in variants ranging from 135 Watt to 150 Watt in 5 Watt increments. Stion’s STO modules are certified to the ANSI/UL 1703, IEC 61730 and IEC 61646 standards.

Innovation Drives Field Performance
Through innovative process enhancements, the STO line provides improved module performance by 10 additional Watts and at the same time achieves record low temperature coefficient of 0.26%/°C, thus providing better energy yield in virtually any climate. Stion modules boast leading energy generation density (kWh/ft2) over conventional silicon based modules and consistently outperform crystalline silicon modules in side-by-side tests around the world.

Simply Better™ by Design
The STO module line is certified to meet all 1,000 volt IEC and 1,000 volt UL applications. This enhancement allows for longer strings, lower balance of system hardware and lower labor costs. The STO line is a dual glass / glass construction providing significantly improved moisture resistance and lifetime durability over the traditional polymer based backsheets used in traditional PV modules. Stion modules are resistant to potential induced degradation, light-induced degradation, and provide a durable solution engineered to survive in harsh environments and out-perform in non-ideal situations.

Sustainable Solar Manufacturing
At Stion, we believe solar module production should be an environmentally friendly process. Stion’s proprietary, monolithically integrated CIGSS high-efficiency thin-film solar modules use significantly less energy and raw materials than traditional PV modules and are fully compliant with the European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.

Curb Appeal
The all-black new Elevation series STO modules retains unrivaled aesthetic appeal that Stion customers have come to appreciate. In a statement from Stion CEO Chet Farris, “We are pleased to announce this new and improved product line as part of our commitment to bring the best product value at highest quality in the industry to our customers. Our quest is to always be Simply Better™ as our trademark implies.”

About Stion:
Stion is a US-based manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules based on state-of-the-art materials and device technology. For more information, visit www.stion.com.

Josh Moore

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