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JA Solar takes top spot on WoodMac’s list of PV module manufacturers

Wood Mackenzie has released its PV module manufacturer rankings for 2023. The company said it evaluated 30 manufacturers on nine criteria: manufacturing experience, manufacturing capacity, vertical integration, capacity utilization rates, technology maturity, R&D, financial conditions, adherence to environmental social governance (ESG) and corporate social responsibility (CSR), and availability of third-party certifications. JA Solar grabbed the top spot in the …

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Longi presents 24.4%-efficient 660 W HPBC solar panel

Chinese solar module manufacturer Longi has unveiled a new module series based on its proprietary hybrid passivated back contact (HPBC) cell technology. “Longi’s first-generation BC products were primarily positioned for the rooftop market, but the second generation of BC is entirely different,” the company said in a statement. “The Hi-MO 9 panel is mainly positioned for the ground-mounted utility …

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Longi introduces 630 W HPBC photovoltaic modules with 23.3% efficiency

Chinese solar module manufacturer Longi has unveiled a new module series based on its proprietary hybrid passivated back contact (HPBC) cell technology. The company has yet to explain exactly what HPBC is, but it is believed to be an extension of p-type interdigitated back-contact (IBC) technology that combines the structural advantages of PERC, TOPCon, and IBC solar. Additionally, BC …

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Longi announces 27.30% efficiency for heterojunction back contact solar cell

Chinese solar module manufacturer Longi has achieved a power conversion efficiency of 27.30% for an HBC solar cell. Germany’s Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH) has confirmed the result. The new efficiency record beats the previous world record of 27.09%, which was also set by Longi at the end of last year. At the time, Longi said the result was …

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Solar module prices remain steady amid unchanged market fundamentals

The Chinese Module Marker (CMM), the OPIS benchmark assessment for TOPCon modules was assessed at $0.121 per W, unchanged week to week while mono PERC modules from China were assessed at $0.112/W, stable from the previous week amid unchanged market fundamentals. The past few weeks of price hikes in the Chinese market saw a slight …

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Longi introduces HPBC photovoltaic modules with 22.8% efficiency

Chinese solar module manufacturer Longi has unveiled two new modules based on its proprietary hybrid passivated back contact (HPBC) cell technology. The company has yet to explain exactly what HPBC is, but it is believed to be an extension of p-type interdigitated back-contact (IBC) technology that combines the structural advantages of PERC, TOPCon, and IBC solar. Additionally, BC technology …

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Monocrystalline solar modules more resistant to hail than polycrystalline panels

An international research team has developed a new experimental setup to conduct hail impact tests for solar modules. The setup consists of an air compressor, pressure chamber, launcher barrel, and ice ball speed measuring apparatus. The latter is based on an adjustable barrel, and solenoid valve ensuring precise testing in controlled conditions. The scientists explained …

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New research shows impact of dust on PV module temperature, performance

International researchers have investigated the impact of dust accumulation on the performance of PV systems in two climate regions of Pakistan. They quantified the precise amount of dust density on the panels and analyzed the composition and particle size. The scientists created one setup on the rooftop of a building in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, …

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