A 245W quasi-monocrystalline Virtus I module from ReneSola has become the first of its type to top the performance field-testing by Photon Laboratory, a subsidiary of Photon’s publishing operations, currently in receivership.
In October, 2012, according to ReneSola its Virtus I module exhibited a 98.9% performance ratio, compared to the potential maximum possible power output, but under real-life conditions of differing levels of solar irradiation.
Xianshou Li, founder and chief executive officer of ReneSola said, “Not only do our quasi-mono Virtus products surpass their monocrystaline competitors in terms of energy efficiency and manufacturing costs, they feature an average energy conversion efficiency of 18.2%, exceeding the industry average for conventional multicrystalline wafers of 16.5%.”
“The Company's [ReneSola] success reflects the R&D achievements of Chinese module manufacturers competing at the forefront of the solar industry,” added Qingke Xiang, Photon Laboratory's module test project manager.
This is believed to be the first time that that a Virtus product has surpassed monocrystaline-based modules in real world performance tests.