Aide Solar has multiplied its module portfolio with the release of its quasi-mono module line, which is comprised of 21 additional modules. The new line is available in 60 and 72 cell designs, with power ratings from 230 to 320W. The company noted that the new modules, which it states have up to a 4% higher conversion efficiency at the module level than traditional polycrystalline, have completed UL certification and are available for release in the US market.

“This addition to our portfolio allows us to expand our product offering for the large-scale utility market with module sizes greater than 300W,” said Raymond Wiley, director of Aide Solar USA. “With more power per square meter, the Aide Solar Quasi-mono modules provide our customers with a product ideal for utility ground-mount or tracker solar installations.”

The company also advised that Xandex had selected its 235W polysilicon panels for a 60kW, Phase 1 rooftop PV plant at its Petaluma, California, facility. Installation of the solar project will begin in April, with an expected completion for Phase 1 in May.

“We selected the Aide Solar panels based on performance, appearance and price,” said Kevin Peebles, the Xandex applications engineer who is designing the solar plant. “The black frame Aide Solar panels not only provide the sleek aesthetic we wanted for a very visible architectural feature of the building, but also give us the power per square foot we desired in order to maximize output of the array. After the final phase is complete, the system will offset over 20% of our annual electricity consumption and result in significant savings over the life of the system.”