SolarWorld 290W 60 Cell Mono Solar Module
Launched in 1975 as Solar Technology International, SolarWorld has been leading an innovative charge in photovoltaics for 40 years. Founder Bill Yerkes demanded SolarWorld lead by example from the very beginning. In addition to developing cell-contact printing technology still in use today, the company pioneered the linear performance warranty and plus sorting of modules. CivicSolar is excited to announce the arrival of SolarWorld’s latest innovation; the 290 watt monocrystalline silver-framed module.
In this module, SolarWorld has once again demonstrated their industry-leading manufacturing capabilities. Fabricated in SolarWorld’s Hillsboro, OR headquarters, these modules feature the company’s new 4.0 frame design which minimizes scratch risk, has integrated drainage and improved cell manufacturing techniques.
By incorporating big-panel power in a high-efficiency 60 cell footprint, this module is ideal for projects with tight roof constraints. Key to maximizing production of the 60 cell platform is SolarWorld’s considerable investments in Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology. By introducing a non-conductive dielectric layer below the cell, light that is normally lost is reflected back towards the cell. Upgrades have also been made in manufacturing capability allowing for up to five busbars per cell and decreased spacing between fingers. Together these modifications shorten the distance electrons travel, thus minimizing losses. Paired with PERC technology the retooling of cell conductors promises 2% module performance gains.
Although several companies advertise the capability to produce PERC modules, SolarWorld is one of the few to successfully advance the technology to the point that is cost effective for consumers. Systems that employ the new 290 mono can also count on decreased cell degradation, benefiting production yields over the lifetime of the array.
If you seek to differentiate your next system and get more out of the same surface area look no further. And of course, the new 290 monos come with the same 25 year linear performance guarantee that we have come to expect from SolarWorld.
Get the best of both worlds for your next project. Call now to learn more about the new 290W mono panel and SolarWorld’s other industry-leading products.