Hanergy and TAM Co-Develop Buses With Solar Roof Systems

Global Solar Energy (Hanergy GSE) & TAM-Europe have recently co-developed China’s first airport shuttle bus thin-film roof system.

Hanergy TAM Bus

The world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, has announced that its US-based subsidiary, Global Solar Energy (Hanergy GSE) & TAM-Europe have recently co-developed China’s first airport shuttle bus thin-film roof system.

Earlier last year in November, Hanergy had signed a cooperation agreement with TAM-Europe Company, a subsidiary of China Hi-Tech Group Corporation to develop a brand new model of a new-energy shuttle bus, exploring a path to integrate flexible thin-film module and shuttle bus to create a solar electric shuttle bus.

In furtherance to this strategic goal, TAM-Europe Company is using Hanergy GSE’s next-generation PowerFLEX flexible CIGS parts on its shuttle buses, integrating the advanced flexible thin-film cell technology and the critical ICI packaging technology and building better performing hi-tech airport shuttles.

Zhang Bin, Hanergy’s senior vice president said “having to jointly develop China’s first airport shuttle bus thin-film roof system with TAM-Europe we feel further empowered for our mission building the sustainable world. The success of the current partnership paves the way for Hanergy to seek more cooperation opportunities in this field. Moving forward, Hanergy GSE will deepen its cooperation with TAM Europe and provide instant power for its clean energy products.”

“Also, Since the airport shuttle buses operate under sunlight for a longer duration, the solar system can power the air conditioning system and extend travelling range of the buses,” he added.  

As the first company starting mass production of flexible co-evaporation thin-film solar modules in the global market, Hanergy GSE’s PowerFlex series of flexible CIGS thin-film module products have the advantages of high conversion rate, heat-resistance, lightweight, ultra-thin, flexible, etc.

Furthermore, the solar roof not only provides electricity for the vehicle but it also fully utilises the surface of the car roof, ensuring that it does not affect the overall design of the vehicle as well as protecting the surface of the car roof.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.