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Dvele Announcement

La Verne, California Out of the ashes of the Ventura County, California fires, new life comes from Dvele, the modular smart home builder.  The San Diego-based Dvele now offers virtually invisible, and very powerful Sunflare solar panels seamlessly integrated into their roof tops.  The system shown, generates over 13,500 kWh, and can cover 100% of the electricity used in the household.

Dvele’s core principles are totally aligned with Sunflare’s. They are 100% environmentally conscious, and they offer advanced technology, beautiful design, and very fast building timelines.

Dvele has high-end finishes using modern materials that are safer, cleaner, and sustainably produced. The houses are also built to Passive House standards. Passive House is the world's most stringent building science and energy efficiency based certification program.  It is a conservation first approach to the building envelope, ensuring buildings are also long-lasting and resilient.   “Dvele is re-imagining the home buying and living experience, creating healthy and efficient homes that positively impact the lives of our clients,” according to Chief Innovation Officer, Brandon Weiss.

How smart are the Dvele houses? You have the option to have an integrated intelligent home package that allows you to rest easy. Just tell Dveling that you are going to bed and want to wake up at 7:00 am, and then begin to drift off to sleep, because the rest is taken care of for you.  The lights start to dim slowly, all exterior doors lock, security measures activate, outside air circulation engages, the temperature adjusts to help you sleep, the lunar power-saving mode turns on, sleep-inducing sounds fill the bedroom and the shades close. You can wake up refreshed at your desired time when the shades gently open. It’s like a dream come true.

Sunflare solar modules are in their own way dream-like. They are light, thin, flexible, and durable. They also have the cleanest footprint and the lowest climate change potential among existing electricity sources. Global warming potential is measured by the increase in emission of gases, which in turn, increase the earth’s temperature overtime. Sunflare’s Flex60 lightweight modules have a CO2 footprint only 1/5 of silicon and a lower climate contribution than both on-shore and off-shore wind.1 And Sunflare’s extremely thin light-absorbing CIGS layer uses less than 1mm of materials in its production process. Over ninety percent of the solar modules in the world today are made from glass-covered, aluminum-framed silicon, which requires temperature of 1800 degrees Celsius to manufacture.

Sunflare modules are 86% lighter than silicon when installed. Flexible Sun2 cells are encapsulated between durable polymer sheets. And the modules are easy to install by just peeling the backing paper from the panel and sticking it down. These panels do not require racking, or ballasts. In addition, a bypass diode at every cell enhances energy production -- even in shade.

“We are excited to partner with Dvele. They reflect everything we believe in, particularly in simplifying smart and environmentally conscious homes. They are changing the modular housing market and we are shifting the energy landscape,” said Philip Gao, CEO of Sunflare.

Sunflare light weight CIGS Modules have the lowest climate change potential among existing electricity sources

  • Sunflare lightweight modules has a CO2 footprint only 1/5 of silicon.
  • Lower climate contribution than both on-shore and off-shore wind.

Source: Life cycle assessment of CIGS solar modules and future integration in Zbee 2017-12-18 Sandra Roos, Magdalene Juntikka. Study renewed and approved by Swedish independent third-party institute Miljögiraff AB.

Sunflares's technology partner Midsummer enters into an agreement with tech giant Rusnano

[LaVerne, CA, and Stockholm, Sweden, September 11, 2019.] Sunflare and partner Midsummer, together the world’s leading developers and suppliers of lightweight, thin, flexible and rugged solar are happy to partner with the Rusnano Group.

This agreement allows Sunflare to create manufacturing alliances in Russia and Eurasia expanding manufacturing capacity, bolstering supply chain volume, and opening additional ports to serve the global solar market.

Sunflare, in partnership with Midsummer, agreed to a Frame Agreement with the Rusnano Group and its Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs. Sunflare, Midsummer, and Rusnano will promote light-weight flexible CIGS PV cells in Russia and in other countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan).

“We are pleased and excited to partner with Rusnano”, said Philip Gao, CEO, Sunflare. “This will expand our world-wide markets for light, flexible, rugged PV”.

Minimal carbon footprint
Sunflare’s production process is the cleanest of all energies and has a minimal carbon footprint compared to silicon modules. One of the biggest benefits of renewable energy is not only the amount of energy that the end product consumes or produces, but also the amount and type of energy required for the manufacture and operation of the product. Sunflare’s FLEX60 solar modules cells have a carbon footprint of only 1/10 of what silicon panels have. For photos of Sunflare modules and applications to https://www.sunflaresolar.com/media/media-kit/press-releases
or contact Elizabeth Sanderson.

For additional information please contact:
Elizabeth Sanderson
Chief Marketing Officer
Sunflare
510-520-2190

About Sunflare
We are leaders in the next generation of solar technology, reinventing the energy landscape. Sunflare has perfected a new, proprietary technology revolutionizing CIGS solar. Capture4, our rapid cell-by-cell manufacturing process yields efficient, low cost CIGS technology. It produces light, thin, flexible and rugged modules that can go places never imagined. The company has developed a variety of patented products to break through the barriers that have constrained new markets.

Our LiteMount commercial modules are in high demand for load-constrained structures. Our Flex60. turns vast, unusable industrial terrain into essential energy generation power houses. And we’ve integrated custom-sized modules into consumer durable goods increasing value and sustainable comfort way off the grid. Sunflare is shifting the energy industry.

About Midsummer
Midsummer is a leading developer and supplier of advanced solar energy technology solutions for the production of thin film solar cells. Its business offering includes equipment for cost-effective manufacturing of thin film solar cells. Midsummer's production process for thin film solar cells has a minimal carbon footprint compared to other production processes for solar modules. Midsummer's DUO system has taken the position as the most widespread manufacturing tool for flexible CIGS solar cells in the world.

Midsummer’s proprietary technology is based on a rapid process for the production of flexible thin film solar cells using sputtering of all layers of the solar cell. The Company's share (MIDS) is traded on Nasdaq First North Growth Market with G & W Fondkommission as Certified Adviser, phone: +46 (0)8-503 000 50, email: ca@gwkapital.se. For more information, please visit: https://midsummer.se

About Rusnano
RUSNANO Joint-Stock Company was founded in March 2011 through reorganization of the state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. JSC RUSNANO contributes to implementation of the state policy on the development of the nanotechnology industry by investing directly and through investment funds in financially effective high technology projects providing the development of new production facilities in the Russian Federation.

The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs promotes innovative development of the Russian economy in nanotechnology and related high-tech sectors of the economy. The Fund is the only institute for innovative infrastructure development of high-tech industry in Russia. The Fund focuses on the infrastructure for nanotechnology, human resources for the new industries, marketing of innovative products, the legislative framework for innovation, popularization of technology and nano-enabled products. More than 700 deep-tech material-based start-ups are developing with Fund investments in multiple technology domains. The Fund is a part of Rusnano Group. https://en.rusnano.com/about/fiep

Sunflare expands CIGS solar capacity.

Sunflare, the global leader in the next generation of solar technology, invests in two new 5MW solar cell manufacturing tools from Midsummer AB, bringing their total capacity to 20MW.

“In September 2018, Sunflare launched solar technology for the commercial market and demand has grown exponentially.  This manufacturing equipment investment represents another in our expansion to serve previously unserved market segments”

Sunflare provides solutions to the toughest problems--from load-constrained structures to the conversion of vast, unusable industrial terrain. Ultimately, Sunflare is turning under-utilized property into essential revenue-generating power.

Sunflare has developed a variety of patented products to break through the barriers that had previously constrained new solar markets. Now their light, thin, flexible and rugged modules can go places never imagined.

It is through its collaborative alliance with Midsummer that Sunflare has developed its full module line of equipment that works in concert with the Midsummer DUO™.


About Sunflare:
Sunflare, (LaVerne, California, USA) is innovating solutions in solar module technology and installation methods. The company produces modules for the commercial and consumer durables markets.

About Midsummer:
Midsummer (Järfälla, Sweden) is the leading developer and supplier of advanced solar energy equipment for CIGS cells. The unique DUOTM system is the most widely distributed manufacturing tool for flexible solar cells in the world. The process is the cleanest, leaving the smallest CO2 footprint of any solar technology anywhere, emitting 80% less CO2.



For more information please contact:

Laura Baumgartner
lbaumgartner@asylumpr.com

Compact, Low-impact, No tract

Graham Hill, founder of the sustainability-focused media outlet TreeHugger and two-time TED presenter, launched a new compact, off-grid, low-impact showcase house in Maui on a shared lot.

The project – LifeEdited Maui – aims to spread the concept of living big in a small house He’s providing a glimpse of what life can look like in a sharing community with a multi-functional, beautiful and sustainable house.

The idea, Hill says, is that through smart design, technology and maybe a little behavior change, we can all create “smaller” and most importantly happier lives, all while saving money and reducing our environmental footprint.

The Maui project also provides an opportunity for clean lifestyle brands to show off their most innovative products. The star of the show is Sunflare solar, which provided 9kW of its lightweight, thin solar power for the standing seam metal roof on the 1,000 square foot home.

Sunflare’s panels were chosen because of their eco-friendly, energy-efficient manufacturing process and thin, flexible lightweight design. Sunflare manufacturing uses a scant 20% of the energy that silicon panels use from birth through transport to an installation site. The manufacturing process uses very little water, and that which is used is clean and can be reused. The spent materials are recycled. And the Sunflare panels don’t use glass, don’t need aluminum racking, and are just one quarter of the weight of a silicon panel all by themselves. They are the greenest solar by far.

“We’re excited to work with Sunflare – it’s just a beautiful fit,” said Hill. “Sunflare has the cleanest environmental footprint of any of the solar panels out there. As a global citizen that’s the most important. And it’s thin, so it nestles right into the standing seam roof, so from an aesthetic point of view it’s great. Totally invisible. Installation is super easy too. It’s held secure with roofing adhesive. Genius.”

LifeEdited worked with the home’s metal roof manufacturer to pick a color that is very close, if not identical, to the color of the Sunflare panels so that the panels can “disappear” into the roof.

Philip Gao has followed Graham’s work. “I’ve been interested in what LifeEdited has been doing with space and aesthetics, and overall sustainability. To be working with them is fantastic.”

The panels work well in low light.  The day the Sunflare team was there, the house had just hosted 4 days of a full house with hot showers and all. The battery was down to 12%, and Graham look a little worried, as the day was rainy. But by the time we finished taping a conversation with him, the battery had reached 25%.

The prototype home produces more energy and water than it consumes and incorporates innovative technologies and life-sustaining architectural designs. In addition to the solar power, he has included composting toilets and water catchment.

The home has four bedrooms, sleeps eight and can accommodate 20 for dinner.

A nascent fruit orchard surrounds the house, and as it grows will add to the overall sustainability.

“We’re trying to make a really great house that has the functionality of a house much larger than it is and one that is extremely green,” said Hill. “This isn’t about sacrifice. We are creating a very compelling way to live in a paradise.

”And for Sunflare whose mission is about changing the world through CO2 reduction and energy production, this was a truly natural partnership.



For more information please contact:

Laura Baumgartner
lbaumgartner@asylumpr.com

Total Recharge.

Vistabule Teardrop Trailer Solar Powered by Sunflare

Remove yourself from daily stress and recharge your life in a Vistabule teardrop trailer with roof-integrated solar energy. Now you can find peace way off the grid and still have a piece of home. Lights? Fan? Phone? Computer? Camera? Refrigerator? Heater? Not to mention the snuggly bed and a kitchen that would make most New Yorkers envious.

The design of the Vistabule Teardrop trailer harkens back to the 1950’s, but the amenities are oh, so new – starting with built-in solar panels.

Outdoor adventurists can have flexible solar panels built into the roof, capturing solar energy throughout the day. That makes it easier to power your stuff, so once you are ready to lift your kicks as evening falls, all you have to do is open the wine.

The optional, customized panels are flexible and bend with the curve of the trailer’s roof to keep the Vistabule’s beautiful design line highly refined.

Unlike traditional silicon panels, Sunflare’s solar panels are thin and lightweight, adding no drag and virtually no poundage to the trailer. So “going solar” won’t slow you down.

The other amenities also leave the 50’s in the dust. Vistabule features several large windows, a full-size sofa bed, interior and exterior lights, a two-burner cooktop, a sink with running water and a remote fan, as well as storage space for all your gear.

The camper even has a collapsible coffee table and drop-down nightstand tables. The trailer itself is light and can be towed by almost any car.  

Bert Taylor CEO Minnesota Teardrop Trailers, manufacturer of the Vistabule. “When we first started our business, we wanted to make a camping trailer that was beautiful, energy-efficient and would easily blend technology with human comfort. Adding Sunflare solar collection panels to our Vistabule trailers substantially lengthens the time campers can be off the grid, and greatly enhances the entire camping experience.”

Sunflare modules can charge 2 cells phones fully, run the lights, a fan, charge a computer to 30%, run the fridge, and the heater for 3 hours a day, for 2 1/2 rainy days straight. After that, you probably want to pick up and drive somewhere to recharge your battery, and find another beautiful vista, a new point of view, or an off-the-beaten path fishing hole. Have sun? You are good until the cows come home. Or you do.

“We’ve worked with Minnesota Teardrop to make it easy to factory-install the Sunflare modules on your spanking new trailer or have them retrofitted to your current gem”, said Philip Gao, CEO of Sunflare. “We want to be flexible.”

Just like the panels.

Battery Options

Quote from the road
Beth and Mike Miller took a Vistabule trip to Canada:
“Having solar, propane and a Zodi portable hot water shower meant being completely self-contained and comfortable! Pulled in at the same time as a pair of 5th wheel trailers.  We were set up in ten minutes; it took them three hours.”



For more information please contact:

Elizabeth Sanderson
elizabeth@sunflaresolar.com

A Bigger Life; A Smaller Space.

Graham Hill, founder of the sustainability-focused media outlet TreeHugger and two-time TED presenter, launched a new compact, off-grid, show casing low-impact housing in Maui. 

The project – LifeEdited Maui – aims to spread the concept of living big in a small house He’s providing a glimpse of what life can look like in a multi-functional, beautiful and sustainable house.

The idea, Hill says, is that through smart design, technology and maybe a little behavior change, we can all create “smaller” and most importantly happier lives, all while saving money and reducing our environmental footprint. 

The Maui project also provides an opportunity for clean lifestyle brands to show off their most innovative products. This includes Sunflare solar, which provided 9kW of its lightweight, thin solar panels for the standing seam metal roof on the 1,000 square foot home. 

Sunflare’s panels were chosen because of their eco-friendly, energy-efficient manufacturing process and thin, flexible lightweight design. Sunflare manufacturing uses 20% of the energy that silicon panels use, so they are the greenest solar.

“We’re excited to work with Sunflare – it’s just a beautiful fit,” said Hill. “Sunflare has the cleanest environmental footprint of any of the solar panels out there. As a citizen that’s the most important. And it’s thin, so it nestles right into the standing seam roof, so from an aesthetic point of view it’s great. Totally invisible. Installation is super easy too. It’s held secure with roofing adhesive. Genius.”

LifeEdited worked with the home’s metal roof manufacturer to pick a color that is very close, if not identical, to the color of the Sunflare panels so that the panels can “disappear” into the roof. 

Philip Gao has followed Graham’s work. “I’ve been interested in what LifeEdited has been doing with space and aesthetics, and overall sustainability. To be working with them is fabulous.”

The prototype home produces more energy and water than it consumes and incorporates innovative technologies and life-sustaining architectural designs. In addition to the solar power, he has included composting toilets and water catchment.

The home will have four bedrooms, sleep eight and can accommodate 20 for dinner. 

A nascent fruit orchard surround the house, and as it grows will add to the overall sustainability. 

“We’re trying to make a really great house that has the functionality of a house much larger than it is and one that is extremely green,” said Hill. “This isn’t about sacrifice. We are creating a very compelling way to live.”



For more information please contact:

Laura Baumgartner
lbaumgartner@asylumpr.com

IEC Approval Brings Sunshine To Sweden

After a combined 18 years of relentlessly pursuing the perfect CIGS solar technology, Sunflare and their European Research & Development arm, Midsummer, have received IEC certification on their SUN2 solar panels. IEC is the leading certification organization that prepares and publishes the International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.    

The Sunflare/Midsummer team is the first organization to successfully mass-produce precise, flexible, light, affordable CIGS solar panels. They have totally reengineered the manufacturing of CIGS panels with their Capture4 technology.

Philip Gao, Sunflare’s CEO said, “The science was mostly there for CIGS. What was required was innovative equipment matched with a precise formulation of the cells. Capture4 is a cell-by-cell manufacturing process with the highest degree of precision and the cleanest environmental footprint.  This allows us to do what no manufacturer of CIGS thin film has done before—mass-produce efficient, flexible solar panels.”

Part of that precision comes from a high degree of monitoring system. Each cell has a QR code that records the exact conditions of every manufacturing step for uniform quality.

When asked what took the industry so long, Gao replied, “It’s a classic case of getting the right hardware and software together.”

Sunflare provided a finely-honed formulation and worked tirelessly with their innovative equipment partner to create the proprietary manufacturing process. The resulting system is a compact, fully automatic deposition system for CIGS solar cell manufacturing. It’s designed for high throughput, operational stability, optimized layer uniformity and superior material utilization.

“We have shown that we are the leading provider of turnkey production lines of flexible thin film CIGS,” said Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer. “Our focus on lightweight flexible modules appeals to the market, as well as our use of sputtering for all layers, and that the production process is environmentally superior to silicon and other thin film productions.”

The collective Sunflare team says that they are motivated by the vision of making renewable, solar energy available and affordable to all--from a village in Africa that has never had access to electricity to the buildings in the largest urban cities. Gao said, “Ultimately, there should not be a roof or car built without solar. Our vision is that everything built under the sun is powered by the sun.”

Shown below:

Capture4 covers the sports arena "Vikingahallen" (the Viking's hall) and is in the city of Sigtuna, north of Stockholm. The building is divided into two full-size halls, an A-hall 20 X 40 Meters and armor that takes about 600 people and a B-hall hall 20 x 40 meters used for training.

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