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Fewer gaps, more power: RECOM’s PUMA series shingled PV modules

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Vartan Oskanian, Adviser to the CEO | RECOM
Eric Goubier, Technical Product Manager | RECOM

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Frederike Egerer, Head of Events | pv magazine

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Fewer gaps, more power: RECOM’s PUMA series shingled PV modules

Higher efficiency, lower cost, better aesthetics… the solar industry demands constant improvement. RECOM, the only European Bloomberg Tier 1 PV module manufacturer, is meeting all these demands and more with its new PUMA module series. Join this pv magazine Spotlight to discover RECOM’s corporate profile and the technology behind the PUMA series. The module’s shingled interconnection approach eliminates more gaps than many other ‘high-density’ designs, delivering higher watts per square meter. 1 MW of PUMA modules requires 3.1% less space than a standard half-cut cell module, making PUMA ideal for residential or commercial rooftop installations.

In manufacturing, cells are cut into 5 or 6 pieces, and these shingles are connected at the front and rear edges using an electrically conductive adhesive (ECA). This ECA replaces soldered copper ribbon, creating a flexible interconnection, and avoiding thermal and mechanical stresses at the silicon/ribbon interface that can cause cell cracks to develop. With the cells overlapping, better heat dissipation reduces the risk of hotspot damage, and there are lower resistive losses and a 0.34%/°C reduction of the Low Power Thermal Coefficient.

With fewer gaps and a larger active area, the PUMA series boasts high module efficiency. RECOM’s power plants, certified to ISO 9001 and 14001 standards, have shown a 4.1% increase in yield per square meter in hot climates. This means lower BoS costs, with 13% fewer modules needing to be installed, and in shipping a 16% boost to kWp per 40’ HC container. To wrap it all up, RECOM’s PUMA series modules are protected by up to 30 years transferrable linear power warranty. The series promises to further establish the presence of RECOM in the solar industry, which already counts with a 750 MW production capacity, and with sales of over 1 GW solar modules in 85 countries.

pv magazine Spotlight content

  • The PUMA series key features and benefits.
  • RECOM’s corporate profile.
  • How RECOM significantly reduces the quantity of Flux needed to manufacture a Shingled module and the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) released in the environment during production.
  • The production of RECOM’s Shingled Modules: modern full-automatic assembly production line, resulting in higher consistency and reliability.
  • RECOM’s plant certification with ISO 9001 & 14001.

At the point of this Spotlight, RECOM’s PUMA series of shingled technology PV modules will have just been launched, so join us for an exclusive first look.

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Speakers

Vartan Oskanian, Adviser to the CEO | RECOM

Since January 2019, Vartan Oskanian is with Recom as Advisor to the CEO, where he brings thirty years of experience in international relations, negotiations, public international law and public policy. Vartan Oskanian served as minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Armenia from 1998 to 2008. Prior to his ministerial appointment, he held several high level positions in the ministry, which he had joined from the first day of Armenia’s independence in September 1991. Immediately prior to his joining Recom, Mr Oskanian was in academia. In 2019, he taught a course “Politics of Self-Determination and Secession,” first at the University of Southern California in the Spring semester of 2018 and in the Fall semester of the same year at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr Oskanian’s first degree was in structural engineering from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute in Armenia (1979), followed by a Masters degree in the same field from Tufts University in Boston, (1983). After changing focus, he acquired two other masters degrees, one from Harvard University in Government Studies and another from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in public international law. After leaving his ministerial position in April 2008, Mr Oskanian established the Civilitas Foundation, a think tank and center for public advocacy, which remains one of the most reputable institutions in Armenia. Mr Oskanian was elected to the Armenian Parliament in 2012, where he served for five years. Mr Oskanian is born in Aleppo, Syria. He is married and has two sons. He is proficient in English, Arabic, French, Armenian and has passive knowledge of Russian.

Eric Goubier, Technical Product Manager | RECOM

Eric Goubier is Technical Product Manager at RECOM. He has over 10 years of experience in the PV industry and still appreciates every day being a new challenge in the ever-changing world of photovoltaics. Before joining the PV world, Eric worked as a production manager and process engineer for a renowned group in the automotive industry.