Shaping the future of PV manufacturing
Since around 2018 the dimensions of silicon wafers and solar cells has crept upward, first to 166mm then to 182mm and 210mm. And module sizes have grown with them, accompanied by dramatic increases in power rating for the new, larger, products.
Uptake of large format modules has been driven by the potential for cost reductions at system level: project designers can fit more watts into a given space. And in shipping as well, more watts can be packed into an individual container, bringing down the overall cost. In this pv magazine Webinar, we take a closer look at a new innovation from Chinese PV manufacturer Trina Solar, which promises to optimize these cost and performance aspects even further, and bring significant cost savings even compared to the latest generation of n-type PV modules based on the 182mm cell format.
Earlier this year at Intersolar Europe, the company introduced its new G12R product, a rectangular cell measuring 182mm x 210mm – the first ever non-square silicon cell on the market, and has integrated this into its Vertex module series for both the rooftop and large-scale segments. Ash Pirzadeh, Regional Product Marketing Manager for the Middle East and Africa at Trina Solar will join the program to take us through cost reductions and increased return-on-investment that these modules promise for all project types, and the role he expects this and other advancements in PV cell and module technology to play in the industry’s future.
We’ll then pan out to the system level, and hear examples from leading power electronics and mounting system suppliers that demonstrate real cost savings when these products are integrated into full PV systems.
pv magazine Webinar contents:
- Introducing G12R, the first ever rectangular cells
- Lowering BOS costs in rooftop and large-scale projects
- The role of new cell dimensions and technologies in the future of PV
- Power electronics and mounting system integration
Questions can be submitted beforehand in the comments window when registering or in the chat during the live webinar. Mark Hutchins, editor at pv magazine, will be the moderator of this webinar.
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