GCL-SI said that the total investment for the integrated shingled PV module project was RMB 107 million (US$15.5 million). Image: GCL
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI) is set to invest in expanding capacity dedicated to shingling wafer/cell/module technology for larger wafer sizes by 2.5GW.
GCL-SI said that the total investment for the integrated shingled PV module project was RMB 107 million (US$15.5 million). The funds for the project have been secure by a private placement of newly issued shares led by Hefei Dongcheng Industrial Investment Co, an investment arm of the local Hefei government in China.
GCL-SI noted that shingled cell technology was a key enabler of high-efficiency PV modules adopting increasingly larger wafer sizes as sheet resistance is reduced, providing a route to 500Wp plus era for PV modules.
According to test results cited at the Seraphim CNAS laboratory, the attenuation of shingled modules is 1.7% lower than that of conventional modules, noted GCL-SI.
The company plans to focus increasingly on providing high efficiency, differentiated PV modules along the lines of shingled modules with MBB and other technical features.
Going into its fifth year over 200 delegates from 150 companies and 20 countries representing the PV supply chain will gather in Malaysia to discuss the technology roadmaps for PV cell advancement in GW markets. The scope of the event has been expanded this year, to cover developments in wafer supply and thin-film investments and technologies alongside all the regular benefits to all stakeholders tracking PV technology and investment trends for the next 5 years.