Photo voltaic producer LONGi has set a world file conversion effectivity degree of 26.81% for silicon heterojunction (HJT) PV cells.
Validated by the Institute for Photo voltaic Vitality Analysis in Hameln (ISFH), the file was achieved utilizing mass manufacturing processes and full-size silicon wafers, in response to the Chinese language producer.
The milestone comes after LONGi reached 26.5% HJT cell effectivity final June, achieved on M6 full-size monocrystalline silicon wafers.
Since June 2021, LONGi has improved HJT photo voltaic cell conversion effectivity from 25.26% to 26.81%, with three will increase in simply over a month going from 26.74% to 26.78% and the present 26.81% in the intervening time, reinforcing the corporate’s give attention to investing in its analysis and division staff.
The ‘Photo voltaic Module Tremendous League’ (SMSL) member additionally pushed the cell effectivity for its gallium-doped p-type HJT PV cell earlier this yr, with a conversion effectivity of 25.47%.
Li Zhenguo, founder and president of LONGi, mentioned: “Enhancing the effectivity and decreasing the LCOE (levelised value of vitality) is the everlasting theme of the event of photovoltaic trade. Photo voltaic cell effectivity is the beacon of photovoltaic expertise innovation. Each 0.01% enchancment in photo voltaic cell conversion effectivity requires huge efforts.”
Through the first three quarters of the yr, LONGi led modules shipments with greater than 30GW. The corporate expects to ship between 50-60GW of modules, together with self-use, for the entire of 2022.
Moreover, the SMSL member is anticipated to succeed in a capability of 85GW for 2022, by far the very best of any producer, with Trina Photo voltaic, second on the checklist, set to succeed in a module capability of 65GW.