ECN has achieved the IEC 61215 industry standard certification for its metal wrap through (MWT) module technology. The certification was awarded in collaboration with an undisclosed solar photovoltaics company as part of a joint research framework agreement.
Paul Wyers, manager of ECN Solar Energy said, “After years of development we were not only confident about the performance, but also about the robustness of our back-contact modules. The back-contact module production method is beyond state-of-the-art. We use materials that are new for crystalline silicon modules, such as conductive adhesives and conductive back-sheets. We are very happy that our MWT module technology has been awarded the certificate by TÜV-SÜD and we are confident that modules with this technology will be sold in the near future.”
“From the moment we started with promoting our equipment in 2008, there has been strong interest in this unique technology”, said Bram Verschoor, commercial director of Eurotron. “The MWT module certification allows us to sell turn-key production lines. A single Eurotron line is capable of assembling 150MWp of MWT modules per year with a footprint comparable with a 20MWp tabber stringer”
IEC 61215 is a recognized industry standard that verifies that the modules have passed the required series of tests and are suitable for long-term operation in a range of climates.