Morgan Solar has been in the business of developing solar technologies for 13 years, ranging from 30 percent efficient CPV to two-axis trackers to LED-enhanced BIPV. The company recently made a big sale of 13.6 MWDC (10.5 MWAC) of bifacial solar panels enhanced with its performance boosting SimbaX technology to Enbridge Inc., an energy infrastructure company. This Alberta Solar One project will be the debut of SimbaX in a utility scale project.
The solar panels will be manufactured by Silfab Solar Inc. under an exclusive license agreement between the two companies. Working with Silfab, Morgan Solar has certified monofacial and bifacial versions of the technology.
“We are excited by this major demonstration of our SimbaX technology. Due to our T-innovation design approach, we were able to leverage Silfab’s capacity and high-quality manufacturing to bring this innovative product to market at a greater pace and scale than is typical for our industry,” said Mike Andrade, CEO of Morgan Solar.
SimbaX is Morgan Solar’s proprietary optical film technology that boosts the performance of PV modules to generate higher yields and can be integrated into any standard silicon PV panel assembly. The technology uses dead spaces in a PV pane to redirect light onto the solar cells.
“SimbaX is another example of Silfab’s dedication to PV technology improvements and manufacturing innovative solutions that advance solar and continue to provide premium quality products,” said Silfab’s Paolo Maccario, President and CEO. “We are excited to be part of this new technology and partnership.”
The panels are destined for Alberta Solar One, a project in Burdett, Alberta co-developed by Morgan Solar and Enbridge with $10 million in funding support from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA). The project will be owned and operated by Enbridge and is being constructed by Alltrade/SkyFire, a joint venture partnership and will reach COD in Spring 2021.
This is a success story of five Canadian companies coming together from across the country in partnership with ERA to create cost effective clean energy and much needed new jobs in Alberta in these challenging times.
— Solar Builder magazine