Globe's 'Largest' Mfg Plant For BIPV Modules Commissioned in China

Jan 11, 2022 02:50 PM ET
  • Sunman Energy has actually appointed its 1 GW lightweight solar modules production line in China
  • Sunman Energy thinks the modules that consider as much as 5 kg can be deployed for numerous roofs that aren't solid enough to host traditionally hefty modules

BIPV solar technology company Sunman Energy has brought online in China what it claims to be the world's 'largest' manufacturing facility for light-weight solar PV modules for BIPV (Building integrated PV) applications with 1 GW capability, TaiyangNews has reported.

The assembly line has actually come online in YangZhong city of Jiangsu province in China and also was just recently inaugurated by the management led by the business's Chairman and Founder Dr. Zhengrong Shi in the existence of regional authorities.

Sunman deploys its eArc innovation to make 'world's first glassless solar module' integrating crystalline silicon solar cells, encapsulating these with the company's patented polymer composite product that protects the modules from feasible cracks during handling as well as setup.

eArc has the exact same resilience and also effectiveness of traditional glass modules, claims the firm. Nevertheless, unlike glass, eArc belongs to a flexible"solar skin", 70% lighter and also up to 95% thinner, it includes. The company additionally claims that eArc calls for 0 infiltration or placing tools throughout setup, cutting time-on-site by 40%. Sunman's technology is said to be simpler to transport in bulk-- approximately 60% more kW per pallet. eArc targets a selection of applications glass modules can not service.

Such light-weight modules, weighing not more than 5 kg, can be released for commercial as well as industrial (C&I) roofs as well as also for off-grid PV applications. The business believes the modules can be made use of for a great deal of roofings that aren't durable or roomy enough to hold hefty solar panels which expands their market for dispersed generation applicability.

Having founded Suntech, which at the time was the world's biggest module manufacturer, Shi is an alumnus of the University of New South Wales in Australia, where he researched under world popular solar researcher Professor Martin Green that had a word of encouragement for Sunman's technology. In a video message sent for the launch ceremony, Green agreed that light-weight modules are 'certainly' a market with huge possibility.

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