500W+ Solar Modules 2020

TaiyangNews Publishes First Report on 500W+ Solar Modules, Presenting Changes In Wafer, Cell And Module Manufacturing To Assemble Very Large Scale Panels; Features Products of Pioneers In This Segment
09:23 PM (Beijing Time) - 05. August 2020
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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
  • JinkoSolar
  • 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.


Shravan Chunduri

Shravan Chunduri is Head of Technology at TaiyangNews.

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