Risen Energy has announced the release of a superior module with a high strength alloy steel frame.
In response to the growing demand for carbon footprint reduction, from customers and governments alike, Risen has developed an alternative framing system to mitigate the inherent carbon footprint of aluminium. By using mission optimised coated alloy steel, enabling a significant reduction in energy consumption during its production, the company has been able to deliver a product combining both resilience and durability.
Steel processing far outperforms the electrolytic aluminium equivalent in terms of carbon emission and energy consumption reduction; 13,500kWh of thermal power is required to produce one tonne of aluminium, equivalent to 11.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), whilst only 4,500kWh of power and a corresponding 1.8 tonnes of CO2 is needed to produce one tonne of steel.
“Whatever your belief,” commented Mr. Sun, Risen’s president, “environmental pollution and carbon dioxide emissions affect us all. It is simply not enough for us to claim that we are making an impact on the reduction of such elements by providing and using solar modules – we must do more. Moving to this uniquely constructed module is definitely a step in the right direction.”
Swapping aluminium for steel of any type is not a simple exercise. Corrosion resistance, strength and cosmetic issues all need to be considered and evaluated. The high strength alloy steel frame looks, for all practical purposes, the same as one made of aluminium, yet it outperforms it in strength and corrosion and weather resistance because of the use of a corrosion-resistant zinc-aluminium-magnesium coating, as well as Risen’s unique surface treatment technology. After more than a year invested in reliability testing and design optimization, the company’s fully upgraded Titan series modules have received IEC certification from TÜV SÜD, indicating that the upgraded series fully meets the needs of the various application scenarios of PV power generating systems.
The application of the alloy steel frame is a major step in Risen’s ongoing effort to facilitate optimization and transformation in response to industry trends and China’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality. For customers and end users alike, the excellent performance of the company’s exclusive patented frame is a significant milestone.