PV Expo: High-performance solar modules order of the day

Hanwha Q CELLS said it was introducing new module lines at the show with its proprietary Q.ANTUM cell technology that included a monocrystalline Q.PEAK prototype.

At PV Expo in Tokyo, Japan this week several international PV manufacturers have already asserted intentions to capture more market share in one of the top three global markets in 2015.

Certain specific country characteristics, especially in the residential and commercial rooftop markets in Japan include brand recognition and high-performance PV modules. High performance is becoming an increasingly relevant purchasing decision on the back of ongoing feed-in tariff reductions. 

Hanwha Q CELLS said it was introducing new module lines at the show with its proprietary Q.ANTUM cell technology that included a monocrystalline Q.PEAK prototype, which was said to produce up to 305Wp from 60 cells. In addition, Hanwha Q CELLS said it would present a glass-to-glass module prototype.

"Japan has been one of our key markets as demonstrated by our accumulated sales of 2 GW in Japan since 2011," said Dr. Christoph Ludwig, Hanwha's VP of R&D projects. “Our focus is to develop and offer high quality, high performance products and solutions that are tailored to local demands in Japan."

PV Expo: High-performance solar modules order of the day

HT-SAAE is also showcasing its ‘Milky Way’ Twin Star bi-facial module, which uses N-PERT solar cells.

Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical Co (HT-SAAE) is also showcasing its ‘Milky Way’ Twin Star bi-facial module, which uses N-PERT solar cells. 

Doctor Zhang Zhongwei, CTO of HT-SAAE said: "This generation of 'Milky Way' Twin Star is based on the new technical innovation in the N-type mono-crystalline field. We help clients to get more return on investment by increasing the power output and reducing PV system losses. HT-SAAE will continue to utilize the developing rule of technology. Also, we will produce more avant-garde research outcomes in the N-type mono-crystalline field and never stop improving technologies and procedures.”

The company also noted that the Milky Way Twin Star module was compatible with a 1,500V PV system, reducing BOS up to a claimed 10% due to its 20W higher power output compared to the first generation Milky Way modules and is available in a 305W configuration and a longer power output warranty of 30 years.

PV Expo: High-performance solar modules order of the day

Seraphim Solar is also launching its new ‘Eclipse’ module at PV Expo.

Seraphim Solar is also launching its new ‘Eclipse’ module at PV Expo. The Eclipse Mono (size is similar to a normal 60-cell module) achieves 310W output power and 19.1% solar energy conversion efficiency, according to the company, while the Eclipse Poly (size is similar to a normal 60-cell module) achieves 290W output power and 17.1% solar energy conversion efficiency.

The Eclipse utilizes technology to optimize the busbar and module design, increasing the active working area of the module that generates a claimed 50% calorific effect compared to traditional modules, which largely reduces hot spot effects and generates 15% more output than conventional modules, according to the company. 

Justin Xi, Seraphim’s, Global Executive General Manager said, "When we began work on the on this new solar module, we considered every element that defines a perfect solar module - performance, reliability, heat resistance, PID, price and so on. We then challenged ourselves to find the best, the most forward-looking way possible. Eclipse is radically different from anything before it.”

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