Taiwan’s URE To Produce TOPCon Solar Cells In 2021

United Renewable Energy Of Taiwan Claims 26% Perovskite Solar Cell Efficiency, In Alliance With National Taiwan University; Company To Start Small-Volume Mass Production Of TOPCon Cells In 2021

Taiwan’s URE To Produce TOPCon Solar Cells In 2021

Claimed to have achieved 24.5% efficiency for its N-type HJT solar cells, URE of Taiwan says it has developed perovskite solar cells with National Taiwan University with 26% efficiency. It also announced to launch small-volume mass production of TOPCon cells in 2021. (Photo Credit: abriendomundo/shutterstock.com)

  • URE has been reported by Digitimes to have reached up to 26% power conversion efficiency for perovskite solar cells
  • This it has been able to achieve for these cells developed along with National Taiwan University
  • In 2021, URE plans to start small-volume mass production of TOPCon solar cells

Taiwanese solar cell and module producer United Renewable Energy Corp (URE) reportedly said to plan the launch of small-volume mass production of tunnel oxide passivated contact cells, also called TOPCon, in 2021. That’s less than a year after the company was reported to be mulling investment in developing this technology by allocating R&D funds to the same.

Referring to a company announcement, Digitimes reported that under a collaboration with the National Taiwan University (NTU), URE said it has also developed perovskite solar cells that have reached a power conversion efficiency of as high as 26%.

URE claims to have already achieved 24.5% maximum power conversion efficiency for its N-type heterojunction (HJT) solar cells that the company has started shipping.

Formed after merging of 3 solar cell manufacturers of Taiwan—Neo Solar Power, Gintech and Solartech, URE’s consolidated revenues of NT 684.5 million ($24.2 million) in February 2021 declined 19.81% sequentially and 37.11% annually.

TaiyangNews came out with its Heterojunction Solar Technology 2020 Report in December 2020, providing an updated on the latest development in HJT technology. It can be downloaded here for free. A report on TOPCon technology will be published in the coming weeks.

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