Norway-based photo voltaic producer REC Group has begun manufacturing of its new REC N-Peak 3 Black Collection of rooftop photo voltaic panels, the third era of its n-type TOPCon cell-based photo voltaic panels.
Manufacturing of the modules not too long ago started at REC’s Singapore manufacturing facility, and US clients are anticipated to obtain preliminary shipments in January 2023.
The corporate mentioned that the modules are aimed on the US rooftop photo voltaic market and can supply clients greater financial savings on power and carbon emissions, as they function the next energy density than their predecessor. The product comes with a nominal energy of 400Wp.
The modules function REC’s ‘twin’ cell format design, the place the panel is cut up into twin sections. This, it says, permits for continued power manufacturing even when the module is partially shaded. The corporate additionally claims to have mitigated light-induced degradation, the lack of energy producing capability skilled when a photo voltaic module first contacts mild, by separating oxygen and boron throughout the module.
REC Group was acquired by Indian large Reliance Industries final 12 months, with the intention of rising the Norwegian firm’s manufacturing capability to 5GW inside two to 3 years. Reliance Industries is India’s largest personal sector firm, with operations spanning hydrocarbon manufacturing, petroleum refining and petrochemicals. The conglomerate plans to start operations at its 10GW module and cell manufacturing facility in 2024, making merchandise primarily based on REC’s expertise.
Earlier this month, REC group agreed a PV tools provide take care of Maxwell Applied sciences for its Alpha Pure-R heterojunction (HJT) mannequin. REC was recognized as one of many main ‘credible HJT corporations proper now’ by Photo voltaic Media’s head of market analysis, Finlay Colville, in an article discussing cell expertise developments, right here.