Konarka Technologies Named “Best in Show – Innovative” Award Winner at GlassBuild America 2011

Date: 23 September 2011
Source: http://www.businesswire.com
GlassBuild America “Best in Show” Award Consistent with Konarka’s Focus in Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) MarketGlassBuild AmericaLOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of Konarka Power Plastic®, a lightweight, flexible material that converts light to electricity, today announced the company was named the “Best in Show – Innovative” award winner at GlassBuild America, September 12-14, 2011 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Conference attendees voted and selected Konarka out of 393 exhibitors. In its eighth year, GlassBuild America is the gathering place for the glass, window and door industries in North America.

“This was Konarka’s first time exhibiting at GlassBuild America, and we were delighted with the response our solar panels received by the glass building community,” commented Kenneth McCauley, vice president of sales, marketing and business development at Konarka. “As a leader in OPV technology and the BIPV market, we look forward to working with key glass fabrication partners to integrate Power Plastic into their building envelope elements to deliver cost-effective, efficient solar electricity for building owners while also delivering an attractive aesthetic.”

Konarka’s “Best in Show” award at GlassBuild America 2011 is consistent with the company’s focus in the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) market. Konarka exhibited its Power Plastic semi-transparent solar panels that are easily laminated onto glass and other construction materials including steel, films and textiles.

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About GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo™

GlassBuild America is organized by the National Glass Association, in partnership with the Glass Association of North America, American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association. GlassBuild America is a member of the Global Fair Alliance. For more information about the Global Fair Alliance, visit www.global-fair-alliance.com.

About Konarka Technologies, Inc.

Konarka Technologies develops and manufactures solar plastic films that convert light to electricity – anywhere. As the leading developer of polymer-based, organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology that provides a source of renewable power in a variety of form factors, Konarka has a broad portfolio of patents, technology licenses and an accomplished technical, scientific and manufacturing team. Manufactured at low cost and low energy consumption, the company's Konarka Power Plastic® technology is lightweight, flexible, scalable and adaptable for use in a variety of commercial, industrial, government and consumer applications. Konarka Technologies is headquartered in Lowell, Mass., U.S.A. and has a full scale production manufacturing facility in New Bedford, Mass. U.S.A., with European headquarters in Nürnberg, Germany, a business development office in Japan and a research and development facility in Austria. For additional information, visit http://www.konarka.com.

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