Advanced solar module manufacturer ET Solar announced that its new ET Cell Optimizer Module (COM) has been certified and is now commercially available.
The ET COM modules are comprised of next generation power management integrated circuits (ICs) developed by mixed-signal and analog manufacturer Maxim Integrated.
The modules offer shade tolerance at the cell level, resulting in the production of more energy — even when compared with modules equipped with leading DC optimisers or micro-inverters.
Maxim’s technology is located within the new module and does not require an external communications network or a specialised inverter to function. The ET COM is compatible with all leading inverters, monitoring equipment and mounting solutions.
Patrick Guo, executive vice president of ET Solar, said: “We are pleased to have developed the ET COM module with Maxim, to bring yet another leap in performance to our customers. We do this at a price point that will enable even the largest solar projects to enjoy the benefits of performance optimisation.”
Seth Kahn, executive director, solar products, at Maxim Integrated, added: “One of the solar industry's biggest challenges is lowering the cost of energy, so working with ET Solar to deploy a module to help solve this challenge is very exciting and rewarding. The ET COM module will help make more solar projects viable by improving their overall ROI.”