The first half of 2020 not only saw standard modules for utility scale applications reach the 500 W level, power ratings even exceeded 600 W. The rationale, background and specs of the first of these products are presented in TaiyangNews’ 500W+ Solar Module Report.
The latest trend in solar module technology are very high-power modules with power ratings of 500 W and more for large-scale installations. By end of July, seven leading module manufacturers had officially entered
the 500 W+ ‘club’, releasing product data specs with concrete roadmaps to quickly step into and expand high- volume production in the coming months.
This first TaiyangNews Report on 500 W+ Modules, in addition to providing details of the new solar module products recently announced, also discusses the changes and corresponding implications to produce 500 W+ modules along three stages of the process chain – wafers, cells and modules. As larger wafers are a key ingredient, the report also provides background on the evolution of large-scale wafers.
The 500 W+ modules featured in the report are from:
- Ja Solar
- LONGi Solar
- Maxeon Solar Technologies / SunPower
- Risen Energy
- Trina Solar
The TaiyangNews Report on 500W+ Solar Modules is for download free of charge here.
For recordings of the 500W+ module manufacturers presenting at the TaiyangNews report launch event on Jul 29/30, please check our Youtube Channel.