11 June 2012
Isofoton will highlight its partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team by hosting the team’s Formula One driver Nico Rosberg at its booth (A4 350) at the Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich (Germany) this week.
Rosberg will make his appearance at 5 p.m. on 14 June, taking part in a press talk with Isofoton President Angel Luis Serrano.
Throughout the show, visitors and media representatives will also be able to challenge Rosberg, by “driving” a replica of the Mercedes AMG Petronas race car using a simulation system that will allow them to plunge into the Formula One experience. The partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team represents a strategic initiative for Isofoton, a leader in the design, manufacture and implementation of solar solutions, including some for the automotive industry such as electric vehicle solar charging stations and batteries.
Ángel Luis Serrano, President of Isofoton said, “The intelligent use of resources plays a growing role in motor sports and particularly in Formula One. Since efficiency also represents a core subject in the photovoltaic industry, Isofoton is very pleased to work with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team to explore collaboration opportunities on solar projects and in the development of electric vehicles. Both are pioneer global companies that share their commitment to high quality, cutting-edge technology and environmental sustainability”.As part of the partnership, Isofoton has established working groups with Mercedes-Benz and the team. The partnership agreement also sees Isofoton branding feature on the helmet visor of Mercedes AMG Petronas drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher.
A global company with presence in 60 countries, Isofoton will open a new plant in Ohio (US) in October 2012 in addition to a new manufacturing facility in Latin America in the coming years, expecting to become a 1.5GW company in 2 years. In addition, the company considers mandatory to support mature and developed markets like Germany, by providing added value and effective customer service. From its Munich office, Isofoton continues with its development plans in Northern European countries like the UK and Denmark and grows its position in Eastern European markets like Slovenia, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, among others.
During Intersolar Europe, Isofoton will highlight its range of solar solutions for: Monocrystalline PV projects: Isofoton provides high quality, European-made moncrystalline PV modules that feature microstructured glass designed to optimize efficiency. Isofoton's ISF 255 module is offered with 60 cells and is available with a white, black or transparent backsheet. Modules can also be customized to fit customer projects, and can be packaged with double or single axis Isotrackers to optimize performance. The company will also highlight its Isokit, which conveniently bundles solar panels, an inverter and mounting system for home installations.
Electric vehicles: The Isostation offers recharge points powered primarily by two sources: solar panels installed on the canopies above the Isostation and traction and brake energy from trains harnessed through ADIF's innovative Ferrolineria technology. The project will begin this year in Spain, and Isofoton and ADIF, the company that administrates the railway infrastructure in Spain, plan to soon expand the concept internationally in markets such as China.
Nico Rosberg will be at the Questions and Answers event with Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg and Isofoton President Angel Luis Serrano on 14 June, Thursday at 5 p.m. Intersolar Europe trade fair, Munich, Booth A4 350 .