REC to release 380-W, 60-cell HJT solar panel
REC Group has announced a new solar panel that will be on display at Intersolar Europe 2019. With a peak output reaching 380-W, REC will release the most powerful 60-cell solar panel.
The new 60-cell flagship panel is set for large-scale production at REC’s vertically integrated facility in Singapore. REC Group is targeting an annual module capacity of 600 MW for its upcoming innovation and allocated $150 million for this investment.
“The new panel will fundamentally change the competitive balance between REC and other Tier 1 players,” said Steve O’Neil, REC Group CEO. “It will open up a big power gap beyond what is commercially available today.”
Emerging from REC’s leadership in half-cut cell technology, the new panel combines heterojunction cells (HJT) with advanced connection technology. With HJT cell technology, designed by engineering experts from Germany and Singapore, REC can combine the benefits of crystalline silicon solar cells with those of thin-film technologies for much higher efficiency and energy yield. Panels can be manufactured without the higher temperatures of other methods, which simplifies the process and reduces energy consumption.
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