Evergreen Solar unveils new solar panel line
Evergreen Solar Inc. said it is unveiling its upcoming line of higher efficiency solar panels featuring its newly developed BOOST Cell Technology at an event in Paris this week.
In a press release, Marlborough-based Evergreen Solar said: "The new ES-D and ES-E series of panels for residential and commercial markets feature Evergreen's new Boost Cell Technology that uses micro wires instead of conventional bus-bars to reduce cell shading, improve current collection, and ultimately increase the overall panel efficiency. This innovative new cell technology gives our new panels a superior aesthetic, positioning them well in the French building integrated market where aesthetics are of primary concern. The new panels will begin to be available commercially from Q4 2010 onwards."
In a statement, Scott Gish, Evergreen Solar's vice president of sales and marketing, called the new product line "a major advance for Evergreen Solar. These panels are the highest efficiency product we have ever made which enables us to deliver our customers even more electricity while continuing to have less impact on the environment."
Evergreen Solar has faced challenges of late. Besides a tough economy, it's been pressured by stiff competition. To read a 2009 Globe story about Evergreen and the state subsidies it has received, please click here.