REC Group scaling up HJT module manufacturing in Singapore with new launch
- REC Group is on track to get to 1.2 GW of heterojunction (HJT) module manufacturing capacity in Singapore as it likewise advances with the building and construction of a solar factory in India.
The Norway-headquartered module maker already has 600MW of production capacity for its Alpha Pure range at its Singapore facility, which is readied to add an additional 600MW for the company's latest line, the Alpha Pure-R.
Launched at Intersolar Europe last month for property applications, the module features 80 half-cut HJT cells as well as will be readily available in 3 power results: 410Wp, 420Wp and also 430Wp. Manufacturing is readied to start in August.
Cemil Seber, vice president of global advertising and item administration at REC, stated the firm has tried to make the Alpha Pure-R as portable as possible while additionally improving its sustainability qualifications by not using lead.
All REC's future study efforts will certainly now be concentrated on HJT modern technology, according to Seber. "We know that it's the technology which has the most possible in regards to really welcoming the power density, the module performance going greater as well as higher," he told PV Tech.
REC's Singapore expansion follows the business was acquired by Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries for US$ 771 million last year. When the deal was revealed, REC stated its support from Reliance will certainly enable it to grow to greater than 5GW of production capacity in Singapore, Europe and the US.
"They are 100% sustaining us, to ensure that is truly, actually crucial," Seber stated, with REC having begun deal with a cell as well as module manufacturing website in India that will have multiple gigawatts of production capacity when complete. Production results from begin in simply over a year.
Reliance Industry's procurement of REC coincided with the empire investing in solar wafer producer NexWafe as part of a Series C financing round.
Germany-based NexWafe is developing monocrystalline silicon wafers grown straight from a feedstock gas via its EpiWafer procedure. A just recently published white paper from the firm claimed that offered REC's moves toward HJT manufacturing, and the suitability of EpiWafers for HJT production, Reliance's risk in both companies "deals significant possible synergies in the future".
Seber stated that while REC's focus has actually mainly gotten on the domestic solar sector, as the company's manufacturing capacity expands it has plans to produce modules that are a lot more suited for the commercial as well as commercial as well as utility-scale segments.