The Head of R&D of module manufacturer AE Solar, Dr Hamed Hanifi, talked about rethinking of half-cell interconnection and module design that helps boost energy output and durability at the recent TaiyangNews Virtual Conference on Global PV System Technology Trends H1/2023 (click on photo to watch his presentation). Hanifi focused specifically on the German company’s advanced module series TERRA, which he said is innovatively interconnected, offering high tolerance on partial shading and no self-shading. It is built to withstand high resistance against wind and snow with the use of smaller cells. He explained that to deal with cell breakage and bending of the laminte, AE Solar puts the long side of cells in parallel to the longer side of the module to reduce stress caused by bending. Hanifi batted for TERRA modules as the ‘perfect’ choice for vertically mounted applications, especially in the agrivoltaic space.
Hanifi was speaking at TaiyangNews Virtual Conference on Global PV System Technology Trends H1/2023 that took place from 27-28 June 2023. The event had leading stakeholders discussing key takeaways from the world largest solar trade shows SNEC Shanghai and Intersolar Munich.