PRODUCT ROUND-UP: REC Group introduces brand-new n-type module, Philadelphia Solar prepares 1GW facility

Jul 20, 2021 11:48 AM ET
  • A round-up of the most up to date product information, featuring Philadelphia Solar's prepare for a 1GW module plant in the US, REC Group's brand-new N-Peak 2 panel and also Meyer Burger's IEC certification success.
PRODUCT ROUND-UP: REC Group introduces brand-new n-type module, Philadelphia Solar prepares 1GW facility
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Philadelphia Solar to build 1GW module center in the United States

16 July 2021: Jordan-based PV maker Philadelphia Solar is intending to set up a 1GW module manufacturing center in the United States.

In addition to producing modules for United States customers, the factory will additionally export some capability through assistance systems offered to local suppliers by federal and also state firms, Philadelphia Solar claimed.

Anticipated to start procedures in Q3 2022, the center will produce between 150 and 250 tasks.

Philadelphia Solar said its financial investment intends to offer the huge need as well as market growth anticipated as a result of the Biden Administration's "extensive assistance" for the United States solar sector as well as the PV production segment.

REC Group introducing N-Peak 2 photovoltaic panel

15 July 2021: REC Group has unveiled the second generation of its n-type TOPCon cell-based solar panels to supply higher power density and also power return.

The REC N-Peak 2 utilizes 120 half-cut mono n-type cells to deliver up to 375Wp of power. It includes REC's 'Twin' cell format, where it is divided into 2 twin sections, which is claimed to provide an enhanced performance in shaded problems.

REC claimed the product has the same frame and also assistance bars that it utilizes in its various other panels.

Production of the REC N-Peak 2 is readied to begin in August 2021, with shipments slated to come to clients as of October.

Meyer Burger protects IEC certifications for modules

19 July 2021: Heterojunction cell and also module supplier Meyer Burger has gotten IEC qualifications for all its solar modules from VDE Renewables.

The process included testing according to IEC 61215 and also IEC 61730 standards, while VDE also audited Meyer Burger's module manufacturing centers at its freshly opened up Freiberg website in the German state of Saxony.

Meyer Burger has actually also selected VDE as a partner for further international participation. Gunter Erfurt, CEO of Meyer Burger Technology, said his company's prepared access right into the solar energy plant section will be facilitated by the "high recognition of VDE among funding partners for solar projects".

Furthermore, Meyer Burger has acquired the assets of a former module quality assurance research laboratory from SolarWorld that is likewise found in Freiberg and has actually been brought back into procedure. The center will become part of the network of research laboratories certified VDE.

Meyer Burger last month secured EUR185 million (US$ 224 million) in the red financing to assist expand its heterojunction cell and module capability. A change in strategy will see the company no more offer the heterojunction cells it creates to third parties.

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