Distributed benefits: Large wafer modules in rooftop PV
The solar industry has quickly shifted to larger cells, with the 182mm format alone forecast to represent almost of half of the market this year. While the larger module based on these formats is already beginning to prove its worth in large-scale solar projects, these 500 W+ modules are widely seen as too large and unwieldy for use in rooftop projects.
While smaller sized wafers are beginning to disappear from the market, there is still healthy demand for rooftop-suitable modules. And even on a smaller surface area, the latest generation of module designs can still lead to better performance and a lower levelized cost of electricity. In this pv magazine Webinar, we take a look at how module manufacturers are integrating larger cell formats into modules small and light and enough for rooftop projects, and the advantages that can still be gained.
First, Winfried Wahl, Head of Product Marketing at Longi Solar, will take us through the company’s new module offering for the rooftop segment, a “little brother” for the 72-cell HiMo5 module, which Longi introduced last year and has already sold more than 10 GW. The smaller, 54-cell version is available in all black or standard white backsheet, and is designed for compatibility with inverters and mounting systems widely used in rooftop installations.
We will also be joined by Aymeric Barret, Technical Director at Skyray Engineering. With the benefit of years of experience working on rooftop PV systems, he will take us through some of the factors influencing system design when it comes to working with modules like Longi’s latest offering, and how energy yield can best be optimized.
pv magazine Webinar content
- Market transition to large wafer formats
- Module technology and the rooftop segment
- Introduction to Longi’ HiMo5m series
- BOS and mounting system compatibility
- Influence on rooftop system design
You can enter questions and comments in the comments window when registering or in the chat during the webinar. This webinar will be moderated by Mark Hutchins, editor at pv magazine.
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