Leeson Group, a Melbourne-based renewable power firm, has developed a rooftop PV tile with an effectivity ranking of as much as 19.3%.
Volt Photo voltaic Tile, a Leeson Group subsidiary, says its Australian-designed building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roof tile has the very best wattage of any photo voltaic tile on the worldwide market, with a most energy output of 115 W and a photo voltaic effectivity of as much as 19.3%.
Peter Leeson, managing director of Leeson Group and the director of Volt Photo voltaic Tile, stated the Volt Planum and Lodge mono PERC photo voltaic tiles are the primary on the planet that may generate the identical quantity of power as a regular PV panel.
“It’s the very best effectivity photo voltaic tile on the planet to this point,” he stated. “We’ve reached 19.3% effectivity. “With Volt, we’ve made photo voltaic tiles inexpensive and accessible for owners who need clear and inexpensive power to energy their houses.”
Leeson stated Volt has designed the “highest wattage, highest high quality, and lowest cost solar tile available … Volt photo voltaic tiles are 1 / 4 the price of its opponents’ built-in photo voltaic roofs and half the price of different photo voltaic tiles techniques … a 5 kW Volt system prices AUD 12,000 ($7,510) absolutely put in after STC (small-scale expertise certificates) rebates. We’re coming near or assembly the worth of your premium high quality solar energy techniques however it’s clearly much more than your normal techniques.”
The Volt Photo voltaic Tile vary contains the 115 W Planum module, which has an 18.8% photo voltaic effectivity and the 105 W Lodge photo voltaic tile with 19.3% effectivity. Each tiles profit from metallic wrap-through (MWT) cell expertise and a busbar-free design, which decreases the shading space by as much as 3%.
The tiles, which weigh in at 10 kg, characteristic a black aluminum body, matte-black glass, and a built-in cable containment system to eradicate the necessity for dwell cables. The photo voltaic tiles are designed to tie in with adjoining roof tiles and have their very own drainage channels and gutters.
They’re backed with a 30-year efficiency guarantee and 15-year product guarantee. They’ve already secured TUV certification and Volt stated it’s ready on certification from the Clear Power Council (CEC) for its accredited product checklist. Leeson stated the plan is to finally transfer manufacturing from China to Australia.
“By late 2023 we’re hoping to have meeting arrange and working right here in Australia,” he stated. “From there, we will likely be establishing an precise manufacturing plant right here. The purpose is to be financially closing on a producing plant in 2024 and on the finish of 2024, begin of 2025 really be making the photo voltaic modules right here.”
The Volt photo voltaic tiles will likely be formally launched on the All-Power Australia occasion in Melbourne subsequent week, however Leeson stated they’re already obtainable in Australia, with the primary installations anticipated to start within the coming weeks.
Leeson stated that distribution agreements will open alternatives for the photo voltaic tiles to be offered in 85 international locations, together with Spain, the US, the UK, and Germany. These international locations will present Volt with an preliminary potential market of 250 MW per yr, stated Leeson.