Jolywood signs solar distribution agreement with IMI Industries

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The agreement will see 100 MW of Jolywood’s modules enter the Thai market, and 200 MW in the wider Southeast Asia region. The move comes as Jolywood eyes its entry into Southeast Asia. No further details were released.

Last February, the Chinese manufacturer broke ground on a 2.1 GW, US$239.9 million bifacial cell factory, in Taizhou, just north of Shanghai in China’s Jiangsu province.

Leading up to this, it signed a deal with Comtec Clean Energy in December 2016 under which Comtec will supply Jolywood with n-type super monocrystalline wafers until the end of 2018.

Meanwhile, in May 2016, Jolywood signed a deal to cooperate with Xian Longi Silicon Materials on the development of monocrystalline PV cells and modules.

This June, the company also joined forces with German provider of security, inspection and certification services TÜV Nord and China’s National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality (CPVT) to develop a new testing standard for bifacial n-type solar modules.

Efficiencies

Jolywood’s bifacial PERT technology uses special passivation technologies for the front and backside of the solar cell, which allows the light irradiating the backside to penetrate well into the cell and be converted into electricity.

In pv magazine tests, the company’s product was measured to have a bifaciality ratio of 86.45%, averaged over the five tested modules. This means the efficiency at the backside reaches 86,45% of the efficiency which the module has at the front side.