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B, 2001, United
Solar Systems
Corporation
expects to achieve
domestic annual
sales of 3 MW.

These flexible solar shingles were developed
through a partnership between the U.S. DOE,
Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., and United
Solar Systems Corporation under several
programs, including Building Opportunities in
the United States for PV (PV:BONUS).
By bringing together industry teams of
architects, building contractors and materials
manufacturers, utilities, and PV systems
designers, PV:BONUS has helped accelerate
the development of innovative PV products
for buildings.
V
building rooftops can take the place of
conventional asphalt shingles and
generate electricity.

Visit the partners' Web sites to learn more
about this successful renewable energy
technology:
United Solar Systems:
http://www.ovonic.com/unitedsolar/roof.html
http://www.ovonic.com/unitedsolar/roofapps.html
U.S. Department of Energy:
http://www.eren.doe.gov/pv/pubs.html
http://www.eren.doe.gov/pv/award.html
Publications:
U.S. Department of Energy, Photovoltaic
Energy Program Overview-Fiscal Year
1996. DOE/GO-10097-365, April 1997.
www. eren. doe. go v/p v/96overview. html

or contact:
Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Energy Clearinghouse (EREC)
P.O. Box 3048
Merrifield, VA 22116
(800)-DOE-EREC
www.eren. doe.gov/consumerinfo/
email: doe.erec@nciinc.com
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Through ongoing support from a related DOE
program called the Thin-Film Partnership,
United Solar Systems Corporation recently
opened a 5-MW amorphous-silicon PV
manufacturing plant in Michigan. The first
large-scale, thin-film PV plant in the world, it
produces the PV material for the solar
shingles.
The solar roofing shingles project is part of
DOE's Photovoltaics Program, which by 2010,
offers the potential to:
- Create a $2 billion PV industry in the
United States
- Remove 10 million metric tons of carbon
dioxide from the air each year worldwide
- Cut the price of PV electricity to less than
$0.1 per kilowatt-hour
- Create nearly 50,000 high-tech jobs in the
United States.
To make photovoltaics less expensive and
more reliable, DOE's five-year plan calls for
research in advanced thin-film PV, innovative
manufacturing techniques, and more efficient
PV cells.

Project
Partners
U.S. Department
of Energy
Energy
Conversion
Devices, Inc.
United Solar Systems
Corporation

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