(Thursday) 10:00 - 11:00 CEST
Almost all leading solar module suppliers have now unveiled PV modules above 500 W. These high-power modules use a combination of technology upgrades at the ingot, wafer, cell, and module
Almost all leading solar module suppliers have now unveiled PV modules above 500 W. These high-power modules use a combination of technology upgrades at the ingot, wafer, cell, and module level, striving to achieve higher powers, and in some cases higher efficiencies.
Specifically, manufacturers are achieving these wattage gains through half-cut or even triple-cut cells, multi busbar ribbons, dense cell-to-cell interconnection, larger wafers, novel module layouts, high-efficiency n-type cells, and other innovations.
This new generation of high-power modules can lower price/watt of solar in several ways, but that assumes that these new products and technologies remain consistently reliable, and the entire solar supply chain can efficiently, and cost-effectively, adjust to compensate for larger and more powerful formats. Furthermore, high power modules also pose additional risks to certain cost and mechanical areas and are likely to carry a small price premium during initial product launches given the potential for such modules to provide additional balance of system savings.
In this webinar, we’ll cover what to expect in the coming year as high-power modules continue to roll out. What are the capacity forecasts, cost and price drivers influencing supplier decisions, the technological benefits and risks, and what precautions or adjustments asset developers and owners should consider when purchasing high power modules.
- Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor and Head of Market Intelligence, SolarPower Europe
- George Touloupas, Director of Technology and Quality, Solar and Storage, Clean Energy Associates (CEA)
- Joseph Johnson, Technology and Quality Analyst, Clean Energy Associates (CEA)