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Solar power on the roof

06 Nov 2010

FRANCE: A photovoltaic module has been integrated into the roof of an SNCF train to demonstrate lightweight and flexible thin-film modules developed by Ascent Solar Technologies.

They can be integrated into standard construction materials to provide portable and off-grid power. During October the US firm signed a distribution deal for the European market with DisaSolar, which will offer the modules for rail and commercial signage applications.