Next-Gen Solar Modules with 182 mm Wafer – and their Impact on LCOE/
Wednesday, September 08, 2021, at 11:30 am IST/
Solar module technologies have been evolving rapidly, with manufacturers aiming at higher efficiencies at the module, cell, and even the wafer levels. Pressure on tariffs due to aggressive bidding is driving the need to reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and increase the values of the solar assets.
New modules and models with M10, 182 mm x 182 mm solar cells combining PERCIUM+ technologies are said to achieve a conversion efficiency as high as 21%. Compared to the 400W series modules, the 545W+ modules are reducing the LCOE by 7-9% is the claim.
Improved shading behavior and reduction in hot-spot temperatures are best-suited for commercial & industrial, and utility-scale solar projects. Projects with these technologies have been demonstrating the advantages for a year and the panel discussed specific interesting case studies on the performance.
This webinar brought together developers and manufacturers to discuss the technology benefits and expectations.