ET Solar expects to migrate 50% of its ingot and wafer production capacity to ‘quasi-mono’ production by the end of 2012 as the company displayed its new ‘Moly’ module series for the first time at the Ecobuild exhibition in London, England. ET Solar said that it expected the production costs would decline to multicrystalline cost levels with the increased production and technology upgrades planned with its DSS furnace supplier, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT).
The Moly modules were said to have delivered conversion efficiencies of up to 15.72% and benefited from less power degradation due to substantially lower amounts of oxygen content, compared with conventional monocrystalline wafers and cells.
The modules are expected to be offered in two power ratings, 255W with 60 solar cells and a 305W module with 72 solar cells. The new modules will be offered under ET Solar’s 25-year linear power performance warranty, and a 10-year workmanship warranty.
The modules will soon be available in key markets, including the UK, which has been a key market for the module manufacturer having gained supply deals from ‘free solar’ businesses and distribution deals with Wagner UK.