PV engineering, contracting and distribution firm Colexon Energy has received an order for 5,000 First Solar thin-film panels from installers in Cornwall and Oxford.

This is the latest major order Colexon has taken for the black, frameless modules, which have proved very popular due to their high energy output; the thin layer of cadmium telluride on the panels’ glass facilitate superior energy output at high temperatures and under low light conditions.

Despite only opening its UK warehouse in Sussex at the end of May, Colexon is rapidly establishing itself as one of the country’s leading distributors of PV kits, panels, inverters and mounting systems for domestic, agricultural and commercial use. The company will be exhibiting at the Solar Power UK show in Birmingham, which runs from October 26-28.