During the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Mike Ma, Vice President Global Business Development of MiaSole (A Hanergy Company), talks to GineersNow TV about their latest renewable technologies, solar product innovations and 2018 industry expectations.
About The Leader
Mr. Mike Ma is a business executive with over 20 years of industry experience at multi-national corporations with global footprints. Mr. Ma is Vice President Global Business Development of Miasole Hi-Tech, a thin-film solar technology company. Mr. Ma has been in varies critical roles Vice President Sales & Marketing, Vice President-program management during his more than 4 years working at MiaSole Hi-Tech Corp. where he managed deliveries of turnkey CIGS production equipment to the customers.
Before joining Miasole, Mr. Ma was Vice President of Product Engineering, Director of market & product development at Portola Packaging where he led and managed multiple global engineering project teams to serve the customers worldwide. He holds a MS. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Certificate of project management from the George Washington University-School of Business.
MiaSolé is a producer of lightweight, flexible and powerful CIGS solar cells. The innovative solar cell is based on the highest efficiency thin film technology available today, and its flexible cell architecture makes it ideal for a wide variety of solutions ranging from transportation to off-grid applications to commercial and residential roofing.MiaSolé has the highest efficiency thin film in production, with an average efficiency of 16.5% and rising steadily with technological advantages. The thin film also performs better than silicon in low light and shaded conditions.The advantages of thin film solar in today’s market are numerous. The lightweight flexible structure of MiaSolé solar modules makes them ideal for advanced applications such as transportation, where the shatterproof modules can be adhered directly to a cab or trailer and offer superior wind resistance and resistance to damage from hail, rocks, and other road debris. The power from the FLEX solar modules offsets fuel consumption, saving money.
In addition, FLEX modules keep the battery charged, reducing battery service calls and cost and extending battery life for even more savings. Another interesting application is to use MiaSolé FLEX modules to power location GPS devices for shared bicycles as well as truck trailers.For off-grid applications, MiaSolé FLEX modules have been applied to boats, tents, and off-grid LED lighting. The modules are theft-resistant and resistant to vandalism, which is a key feature in this market. FLEX modules have also been used to power remote houses disconnected from the electrical grid.MiaSolé thin film is also well suited to today’s BIPV solutions. The solar cell is a key component of Hanergy’s innovative HanTiles, and the FLEX modules can be integrated into standing seam metal roofs for a seamless appearance. The FLEX modules conform to curves, allowing for their use in specialty architecture such as distinctive carports and buildings.