AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) announced today that the Company will showcase the latest PV products in PV Taiwan 2010. SunForte PM318B00, a high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar module, will make its debut in Taiwan. Besides, in order to standing out its solar competitiveness, AUO also demonstrates the multi-crystalline EcoDuo PM240P00 and EcoDuo PM250P00 solar modules
For the urban areas with smaller rooftops, AUO will launch the SunForte PM318B00 with a conversion rate as high as 19.5%, which is 5.5% higher than the rate of the conventional module in the industry. The product would maximize the solar power output for solar system users.
In addition, EcoDuo PM240P00, the same-sized upgraded model of the multi-crystalline solar module PM220, has raised its output power to 240W, which is 10% higher than its predecessor. EcoDuo PM250P00, with an output power of 250W, will also be showcased in the exhibition.
Since 2008, AUO has dedicated itself to collaborate with solar partners. As a result, the joint venture solar cell fabrication facility in Malaysia, AUO SunPower Sdn. Bhd., has successfully manufactured the initial production of solar cells, yielding a minimum conversion efficiency of 22.2%. It demonstrates AUO SunPower's high-quality product technology and strong manufacturing capability.
Other than the solar system project in Europe, AUO Solar dedicates to Taiwanese solar system development and low-carbon engineering. AUO has just completed the construction of 30KW solar system in the rooftop of AUO Taichung Fab I. Also, the rooftop solar system of 134KW in AUO Dormitory in Houli started to operation recently. The other construction of 10MW solar system project in AUO's Taichung Fab II is in process, which will showcase AUO's technology and integration competence in solar business. The efforts also realize the goals of using renewable energy and achieving low-carbon fabs.