- 1Komma5º has announced plans to produce solar modules with a ‘China-free’ polysilicon supply, sourced from Europe or the US
- The 420W full black module will be designed in Germany and manufactured by contract manufacturers to offer a transparently sourced alternative to the strongly dominating silicon-to-module supplying market China
- It will be available for shipping in mid-2023 to customers in Central Europe, Scandinavia and Australia
German solar installer company 1Komma5º says it will contract manufacturers to produce solar modules with 100% European or US supplied polysilicon, having 420W power output at the ‘lowest end customer price point’ in Germany, starting from Q2/2023.
Designed in Germany and manufactured through contract manufacturers across the globe, the full black module will be high on efficiency and aesthetics, it added. The company will start shipping it to customers in Central Europe, Scandinavia and Australia from mid-2023.
1Komma5º will provide a 25-year product warranty on the module that it will sell under its own brand name.
The company aims not only offer a polysilicon product that complies with transparency and human rights laws and is produced sustainably, but also to secure an alternative value chain to the market leader China, the management explained.
Co-Founder and CPO of 1Komma5º and former Head of Product at sonnen, Jannik Schall said, “In combination with sourcing European raw materials, we are now able to have contract manufacturers around the world produce the best possible product according to our specifications, without having to compromise on social standards or sustainability. So we consistently use the purchasing power of our customers to push back exploitative and inhumane business models within our industry.”
1Komma5º offers solar, storage and electric vehicle charging products from 3rd party suppliers and also provides installation services for the same. Even with its own panel coming up, it plans to continue offering the same to offer options to its customers, read a company statement.