US module producer Common Photo voltaic is creating a module manufacturing plant in Panama with an preliminary capability of 600MW, concentrating on provide strains disrupted by coverage headwinds.
The power will produce mono PERC modules and the primary merchandise to come back off the road may have an output of 350 – 545W. Modules are slated to have efficiencies of as much as 21.46%, whereas some will function half-cell expertise, Common Photo voltaic stated.
The producer is to supply linear energy output warranties of as much as 30 years alongside a 12 to 15-year materials and workmanship guarantee.
Whereas Common Photo voltaic has not disclosed any upstream suppliers for elements comparable to cells – nonetheless it does stress all invoice of supplies are obtained from ‘tier one OEMs’ – the corporate has confirmed that its merchandise might be totally compliant with the US Division of Commerce’s withhold and launch order which restricts imports on merchandise linked to polysilicon produced by Hoshine.
Moreover, Common Photo voltaic has stated shipments from the Panama facility might be able to reaching any US port inside round 5 days.
The situation for the ability was chosen due each to the energy of its place for worldwide transport and the presence of a long-standing free commerce settlement between the US and Panama, decreasing the chance of import duties being imposed on merchandise sooner or later.
Common Photo voltaic CEO John Bereckis stated the capability would handle the present challenges dealing with the photo voltaic business within the US and elsewhere at present.
“The prospect of tariffs on extra Asian nations has thrown the availability chain into turmoil, regardless of the Biden administration’s two-year pause. Modules from Central America will give U.S. builders a much-needed different,” he added.
Common expects to ship its first shipments in This autumn this yr and has already signed grasp service agreements for greater than 400MW. Negotiations are underway for a further 175MW, the corporate stated.