LONGi, Jinko as well as JA Solar launch module standardisation drive

Sep 9, 2021 06:37 PM ET
  • 3 of the solar industry's leading producers have launched a standardisation drive targeted at producing a requirement for module sizing and mounting opening spacing.
LONGi, Jinko as well as JA Solar launch module standardisation drive
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LONGi Solar, JinkoSolar and JA Solar, the 3 'Solar Module Super League' (SMSL) suppliers to have jointly introduced the M10 type, 182mm wafer last year, have reached a consensus on the excellent size of modules and also mounting opening spacing in order to "jointly supporter and also promote the standardisation of healthy development of [the] PV industry", the trio stated.

The adhering to schematics have been agreed upon as per the agreement.

  • 54-cell modules-- 1,722 mm x 1,134 mm; mounting opening spacing: 1,400 mm.
  • 72-cell modules-- 2,278 mm x 1,134 mm; mounting opening spacing: 400mm, 1,400 mm.
  • 78-cell modules-- 2,465 mm x 1,134 mm; mounting hole spacing: 400mm, 1,200 mm/1,500 mm.

In a statement, the 3 manufacturers stated that while the M10 wafer's 182mm dimension was set last year, distinctions in technological roadmaps, layout concepts as well as setup settings had actually developed modules of varying sizes making use of the exact same modern technology.

" This makes it tough to standardize component specifications and minimize manufacturing costs. Therefore, the upstream as well as downstream control is getting impacted along with system layout and setup problems," the declaration reviewed.

There have been further telephone calls within the sector for better standardisation of products, especially in connection with racking as well as mounting, in order to align the industry on techniques to decreasing microcracks throughout both building and construction as well as procedure of utility-scale PV projects.

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