MEMC Electronic Materials has strengthened its module supply business with a new 330w module under its Silvantis brand.
The MEMC Silvantis M330 PV module is the company’s first product to be manufactured exclusively from its polysilicon and CCz p-type mono wafers.
Designed specifically for utility-scale projects, the 330w module is potential induced degradation (PID)-free and, according to the company, improves efficiency to 16.9%. The modules have been tested at Renewable Energy Testing Center (RETC) in Fremont California according to the IEC6125 and IEC61730 safety and quality standards.
“Our focus at MEMC is utilising our experience to provide the best customer value and reduce levelised cost of energy for our customers,” said Vijay Chinnasami, senior vice president of solar materials at MEMC. “Launching the Silvantis M330 is an important milestone for us. We've leveraged our electronic grade polysilicon, wafer manufacturing expertise and strategic relationships to produce a module that increases efficiency and serves the commercial and utility markets at an economical price point.”
The 330w module adds to the company’s existing range of Silvantis modules which launched in April last year.
The 330w module is expected to be produced by an unidentified sub-contractor. Previously, MEMC subcontracted its module manufacturing to Flextronics, a global electronics assembly company, which made modules for delivery to MEMC’s subsidiary SunEdison, a PV project developer.