PV entrepreneur Traverso launches MegaCell


Italian entrepreneur and PV pioneer Franco Traverso yesterday announced at Solarexpo-Milan the founding of MegaCell Srl (Italy).

The new PV company has been created to put the new bifacial BiSoN solar cell into production.

The cell is based on monocrystalline n-type silicon featuring high efficiency – over 20% – at a low production cost.

The innovative technology, developed with a team from the ISC Konstanz German research institute, achieves a bifacial module with 60 cells able to feature an ‘equivalent power' of 350 W.

The MegaCell manufacturing site at Carmignano di Brenta will employ 75 people and will reach its 80 MW/year capacity next year.