The 15th annual edition of the world’s largest solar PV event SNEC 2021 is ripe with several manufacturers announcing new products. The latest update has come from Risen Energy of China that has launched a new N-type module with up to 700W output which it claims combines the advantages of and complements both TOPCon and heterojunction (HJT) cell technologies.
The dual technology is integrated into the product, bringing more stable performance and higher power generation, stated Risen Energy.
Risen Energy calls its NewT@N panel based on 66 of 210mm size cells as the industry’s ‘1st mass-produced’ module with a power rating of up to 700W and an overall efficiency of 22.5%. It claims to have heralded the PV industry to the 7.0 era with this module.
It added, “NewT@N therefore has the advantages of N-type cells such as ultra-low temperature coefficient, excellent low-light performance, and bifaciality greater than 80%, and N-type silicon wafers do not have the LID (light induced degradation) phenomenon caused by the formation of B-O complex.”
For this very high-power module product, Risen Energy said it has used advanced technologies as non-destructive slicing of cells for half cell layout, multi-busbar (MBB) and high-density packaging. These while improving efficiency, effectively reduces risk of cell cracking and hotspots.
The technical team of Risen Energy explained that compared with traditional 182mm sized modules with 540W output, NewT@N’s floor space has been reduced by 6.60%, while installed capacity has been increased by 29.63%, overall BOS cost reduction is down by about 6.68% to 8.95%, and the LCOE is lowered by about 4.84% to 6.16%.
On sticking with 210mm silicon wafer size for its NewT@N module, Risen Energy argued that at present these wafer sizes can create the highest revenue for customers and will become the mainstream product too.
JA Solar had launched a 800W module in 2020, but it was a combination of 4 modules in a single frame. Risen Energy’s New@TAN is one single module, points out TaiyangNews Head of Technology Shravan Chunduri.
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Risen Energy launched its Titan series of modules in August 2020 with 600W output, based on G12 / 210mm sized silicon wafers with the highest capacity of 660W based on PERC technology. By the end of 2022, it plans to switch over from PERC to HJT technology. In March 2021, the company secured TUV South Germany’s certification for its HJT module output reaching over 606W (see Risen Energy’s HJT Solar Modules Exceed 600W Output). Risen Energy had previously shared its plans to have 30 GW of cumulative solar module production capacity by the end of 2021.
The company’s Head of Product Management Yifeng Song participated in TaiyangNews Very High-Power Solar Modules Virtual Conference in May 2021, as SNEC preview, where he spoke about 210mm High-Power Modules for Various Applications. His presentation recording from the event is available on our YouTube channel here.