- Solar- und Carbonstoren GmbH to unveil its solar blinds using carbon slats with integrated PV modules
- Meyer Burger is exhibiting its new glass-glass products using HJT technology, along with roof tiles, IBC products and perovskite tandem solar cells
- Gautam Solar from India is launching its next generation n-type TOPCon solar modules
- SMA Solar is showcasing Sunny Boy Smart Energy Inverter and the SMA Home Storage Battery
Team TaiyangNews is on the ground at Intersolar Europe 2023, the Europe’s leading solar industry exhibition at Munich, Germany from June 14 to 16, 2023, to bring to our readers some of the most interesting PV developments. To begin with, here is a sneak peak of new product presented at the show as of Wednesday.
Solar- und Carbonstoren GmbH is unveiling its new ‘GreenTech’ solution in the form of solar blinds. Calling it a completely new field of application for PV technology and a ‘world first in photovoltaics, the company says it uses carbon slats with integrated PV modules to be used for commercial properties to serve the dual purpose of offering shade and generate clean energy for the building via a newly developed power transmission system. Developed by Hamburg based building technology specialist Andreas Rahn, the made-in-Germany technology targets office buildings with flat roofs that cannot bear the weight of heavy rooftop PV installations. “Depending on the cell technology installed, solar blinds have different levels of efficiency (on average 50 to 350 watts peak),” claims the company.
In case of extreme weather, the solar blinds can be retracted to protect the solar cells. When sun is out again, the system is automatically lowered to a 45º degree angle. Solar modules can also be updated in the system.
Solar- und Carbonstoren GmbH is exhibiting at Booth FM. 703/68.
Meyer Burger Technology AG is coming to the Intersolar this year with its new durable and toxin-free glass-glass products. Available as Meyer Burger Panel+, the modules will be available in black, white and clear variants using heterojunction (HJT) cell technology. These are to be Made in Germany and Made in USA. The manufacturer said starting from Q4/2023, all its modules will be equipped with its patented Smart Corners which comprises frame corners that enable self-cleaning of the modules at its edges.
It also plans to showcase its solar roof tiles in the form of Meyer Burger Tile and Meyer Burger Slate variants, offering an output of 17W, both of which are to be available in H2/2023.
Meyer Burger will also display its IBC and perovskite tandem solar cells. It says modules with the IBC back-contact will be available in large-scale production from 2025.
Meyer Burger is exhibiting at Booth A1.470 in hall A1.
Indian solar module maker Gautam Solar is launching its next generation n-type TOPCon solar modules at Intersolar this year, targeting developers and EPCs. Its TOPCon modules in the range of 420W to 435W target distributors, EPC, developers in residential, commercial & industrial (C&I) segment. These are available in 4 variants of all-black, silver frame, glass-to-glass bifacial and lightweight bifacial. All these have an area under 2m2 ‘in compliance with local requirements’. All of these feature various backsheet configurations and are based on M10 wafer with 108 half-cut cells.
The other TOPCon product line ranges within 565W to 580W catering to the utility scale and large C&I customers. These modules feature 144 half-cut cells based on M10 wafer.
The Indian manufacturer is also showcasing its newly launched 400W to 415W mono PERC modules in an all-black design.
“The launch of our N-type TOPCon and All Black Solar Modules is in line with our proactive approach. Europe is an important market for Indian Solar Module Manufacturers and our new products with higher efficiencies are ideal for Europe,” said Gautam Solar CEO Gautam Mohanka.
Gautam Solar is exhibiting at Booth B0.135.
SMA Solar Technology AG is launching its 1-phase 2-in-1 Sunny Boy Smart Energy Inverter and the SMA Home Storage Battery at Intersolar this year. Calling it the all-in-one inverter for solar and storage systems, SMA says Sunny Boy comes with expandable backup options. It is compatible with its SMA Home Storage and with HV batteries of leading brands. It comes with a 10-year warranty and is currently available in power classes 3.6kW, 4.0kW, 5.0kW and 6.0kW. Higher power classes will be launched in 2024.
SMA Home Storage Battery allows homeowners to add up to 4 modules mounted on the floor, on the wall or back-to-back. It is offering the inverter and battery as a plug-and-play model with pre-assembled cables. While Sunny Boy will be available in the US, Germany, Austria, Benelux, Spain, Italy and Switzerland from Q4/2023, SMA Home Storage will be available in Germany and Austria from 2023.
SMA Solar is exhibiting at Intersolar at Booth B3.210.