ECOTEMIS and SOLTECH announce partnership agreement
SOLTECH, a subsidiary of GDF Suez Group, and Ecotemis have just signed a partnership agreement.
The partnership will focus upon the development of innovative solar solutions for architectural integration.
Paris, 17th November 2011
SOLTECH, a subsidiary of GDF Suez Group, the oldest producer of building integrated photovoltaic solutions in Belgium, now specialised in R&D and PV glass, and Ecotemis, a leading French editor of Haute Couture solar solutions for architectural integration, urban furniture and outdoor design, have just signed a partnership agreement. In the context of this collaboration, the two companies aim to co-develop and market new solar products for architectural integration. By associating electricity production with elegant design, these premium active glazing products offer optimal characteristics to address the architectural and design communities.
“Ecotemis provides architects and project developers with solutions that give personality and character to energy,” said Mr. Thierry Bodiot, founder and President of Ecotemis. “Our leading edge capabilities to create high quality and beautiful solar architectural products are a natural fit with SOLTECH’s established record in the development of innovative technologies. Our partnership with SOLTECH marks another important landmark in Ecotemis’ journey into the era of emboldened sustainable architecture and new ways of urban living. Soltech and Ecotemis will work together to offer innovative, unique and cutting edge concepts for premium eco-buildings, luxury outdoor living furniture, semi-transparent facades, and sun-shading as well as elegant urban furniture.”
“The continuous quest for innovation, and the technical expertise of SOLTECH, especially in the production of its range of photovoltaic glasses ‘Sol Sky®’, makes Ecotemis a natural and complementary partner who brings forth their expertise in design and marketing of Ecotemis solar solutions. This new partnership opens up the architecture of tomorrow; an architecture integrating interactive, dynamic and intelligent materials”, said Philippe Bourguignon, CEO of SOLTECH.
Ecotemis is a French editor of Haute Couture solar solutions for architectural integration, pairing sophisticated design and world-class manufacturing technology to produce customized solar photovoltaics (PV) solutions at premium quality. Our solutions enable versatile, creative applications of solar energy in architectural glazing, luxury, and urban environments.
The company serves three key segments, internationally: premium tertiary buildings, luxury outdoor furniture, and autonomous urban furniture. Our customers include architects, asset managers, building systems suppliers, public entities, luxury properties, and outdoor advertising companies.
To learn more about the Ecotemis journey, please visit www.ecotemis.com
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Founded more than 20 years ago, SOLTECH is one of the oldest, most established companies producing photovoltaic panels customised for demanding industrial applications. In recent years SOLTECH has been addressing the growing needs for photovoltaics to be more than just electricity generators. SOLTECH is the only European player capable of offering a complete range of semi-transparent panels, in all dimensions and thicknesses which come with the TÜV Rheinland and MCS UK certifications.
With over 30 research and development contracts, and the Leuven university research centre as a founding shareholder, SOLTECH is the supplier of choice for high quality crystalline photovoltaics.
To find out more please visit www.soltech.be
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