Wuxi Suntech has introduced its new SuperPoly product line, which is an upgraded polycrystalline module that integrates an in-depth reflection technology and passivation process. This which enables the module to generate at least 2 power classes more (approximately 10W) than the average industry level module, reaching efficiency levels up to 16.7%.
The update will be exhibited this week for the first time at Intersolar Europe from June 10 to 12. Available globally this July, Suntech’s current manufacturing capacity for the SuperPoly module is 100 MW, however Suntech looks to increase this capacity to more than 1 GW at the end of this year.
“We’re very excited to be introducing the SuperPoly module at Intersolar Europe this week, along with our new products such as the HyPro module, which is our latest high efficiency module that we offer with PERC solar cell technology,” said Xiong Haibo, president of Suntech. “Our continual investment in research and development in our PV technology is part of Suntech’s vision of a cost efficient and energy efficient future. The SuperPoly is another module in our range of products that has passed the VDE’s certification standards. Our customers who are looking to build utility size projects will find that the SuperPoly panel is the perfect fit for their energy needs.”
Improvements to the color uniformity of the cells allow the SuperPoly 72 cell module to produce an optimal 325W at peak performance, ideal for utility-scale size projects. Additionally, this PID-free module sustains higher power output at 200W/m2 compared to the conventional module in weak lighting conditions, catering to markets that require high efficiency and durability under dynamic solar conditions such as the UK, Germany and Thailand.
The SuperPoly, like all Suntech’s four busbar module designs, has a lower probability of micro-cracks and hotspots, making the modules less susceptible to malfunctions that lead to significant power degradation.
Suntech was recently named on Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s (BNEF) May 2015 Global PV Market Outlook list as a tier 1 solar company, based on its bankability.
Suntech will be present at Intersolar Europe 2015 in Munich from June 10-12, 2015, booth number A1.160.
— Solar Builder magazine