22.01.2014 l Announcement

Femtogrid is officially part of the SUMMIT FP7 Consortium Program for development of long-life, high-efficiency PV modules. In this program a number of companies including Femtogrid will engineer long-life, high efficiency PV modules, which are smart and lightweight. The program will be led by TULiPPS B.V. and has just been approved to receive 4-million EUR from the European Commission.

These PV modules are designed to eliminate long-standing issues with conventional modules, which are heavy, unattractive and are offered in very few sizes. As a result, these modules can be difficult to fit in many odd-size locations on typical roofs and building walls. The new consortium aims to fix all these issues and seeds to develop a more durable, energy efficient, lighter weight, lower cost PV module platform that can be used for sloped or flat roofs and as building cladding. Femtogrid will perform the smart-module power management for higher energy generation that is less prone to power drop-off even under non-ideal local conditions (for example shading). We are proud to be part of this ambitious consortium.

For more information about the SUMMIT consortium and the other partners involved read the Long-Life High-Efficiency PV Modules a Step Closer as Consortium Receives Funding press release.