Each module measures 2040 x 6130 mm and weighs 3 kg/m².

Israeli flexible solar module manufacturer Apollo Power has announced that its products will be used for a 450 kW rooftop photovoltaic system on behalf of the Amazon e-commerce group. The installation is planned on one of the sites of the American giant in France. The group also plans to test a 50 m2 pedestrian solar panel built with these same modules.

The €750,000 project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year, Apollo said in a statement.

The manufacturer specified that each of its modules has a size of 2,040×6,130 mm and weighs 3 kg/m². He also explained that the panels are equipped with sliding ribs for easy installation while specifying that the system requires minimal assembly, which depends on the type of roof. The configuration foresees that the modules are laid flat on the surface of the roof, so as to resist the wind.

The first solar panel built by Apollo Power. Image: Apollo Power

Apollo’s first rooftop project, a 120 kW system built in Israel, was installed in November 2021.

“This order from Amazon is an important step in realizing Apollo Power’s vision,” said company CEO Oded Rosenberg. “Our solution is designed to enable the operation of commercial and logistics spaces that cannot support the weight of glass solar panels and which, on the contrary, require a light and flexible solution. At the same time, we are progressing with the construction of a new production plant which will allow us to multiply by 20 [fois] our manufacturing capacity. »

The Israeli company was founded in 2014 and is currently based in Yokneam, in the north of the country.

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