Bifacial Solar PV Modules For 105 MW Oman Project

Marubeni Corporation Led Consortium Using 105 MW N-Type High Efficiency Bifacial Solar Modules From Jolywood For Oman Solar Project
07:07 AM (Beijing Time) - 14. January 2020
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As exclusive bifacial solar module supplier for the 105 MW (AC) project in Oman, Jolywood says this will be the ‘world’s largest single-unit N-type solar power station’. (Photo Credit: Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co. Ltd.)

Key Takeaways

  • Jolywood has supplied its N-type bifacial solar modules for Oman’s first utility scale IPP solar project
  • Being developed by Marubeni Corporation, the plant is expected to be grid connected by the end of January 2020
  • Jolywood claims on grid connection, the project will replace 100 MW (DC) solar plant in China as the world’s largest N-type bifacial solar power station

Chinese solar PV module supplier Jolywood (Suzhou) Sunwatt Co. Ltd. says it has supplied 105 MW (AC) capacity of bifacial solar modules for a solar power project in Oman. This will be the ‘world’s largest single-unit N-type solar power station,’ said Jolywood, one of the few commercial manufacturers of high-efficiency n-type TopCon cells. The Marubeni Corporation headed consortium has named the Chinese company as its exclusive bifacial module supplier for the project.

Under the module supply agreement signed, Jolywood says the project uses its N-type high efficiency bifacial solar cells and modules and will replace a 100 MW (DC) solar power plant of China’s National Power and Flood Control Base as the world’s ‘largest N-type bifacial solar power station’ when it comes online at the end of January 2020.

Jolywood claims over 80% efficiency for its bifacial products that come with high-efficiency rear-surface passivation and can weather decay of panels thanks to higher anti-LeTID performance.

Marubeni and partners won the contract to develop Oman’s first independent power producer (IPP) solar project after they were selected by the Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in October 2018. Back then the project capacity was stated to be 100 MW (see Marubeni Consortium Wins 100 MW Oman Tender).

A year back, Jolywood supplied similar bifacial modules for a 11.75 MW Zonnepark Rilland Solar Project in the Netherlands (see 11.75 MW Bifacial Solar Project Switched On). In the Middle East, it announced securing the contract to provide 320 MW N-type high efficiency bifacial solar modules to Shanghai Electric for Dubai Expo 2020 in June last year (see Jolywood 320 MW Bifacial N-Type Module Deal).

Jolywood says it is targeting over 55% market share of N-type solar cells by 2027 along the Belt and Road Initiative of the Chinese government. 

Anu Bhambhani

Anu Bhambhani is the Senior News Editor of TaiyangNews

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