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Published on February 27th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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JA Solar Launches “Highly Efficient” Solar Panels Using Black Silicon, JinkoSolar Launches Smart Modules

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February 27th, 2014 by Zachary Shahan 

JA Solar, a global leading manufacturer of high performance solar cells and modules, has just launched its relatively high-efficiency PERCIUM module and RIECIUM module. First launched at CleanTech Summit & Exhibition in Israel on 18th February and then at PV Expo in Japan on 26th February, these new modules will be making the rounds at green conferences throughout the year. PR Newswire has more:

285W rated power is expected for 6×10 PERCIUM modules, which surpasses that of the average mono-crystalline silicon (“mono-Si”) solar cells by 20W. PERCIUM solar cell, a fundamental element of PERCIUM module, has surpassed a conversion efficiency of 20.3%, 1.3% higher than average, by applying technologies including passivated backside and local BSF. The module produces 8% more power output per unit area than average. Besides, cost caused by transportation, installation and BOS will be dramatically reduced and 1% more power will be yielded in low-light environment because of its excellent low-light performance.

270W rated power is expected for 6×10 RIECIUM modules, which surpasses that of the average multi-crystalline silicon solar cells by 15W and that of the average mono-Si solar cells by 5W. By applying black silicon technique, RIECIUM solar cells, fundamental elements of RIECIUM module, are able to have identical appearances which make the whole collection more appealing. RIECIUM solar cell has surpassed a conversion efficiency of 18.3%, 0.8% higher than average. The module produces 6% more power output per unit area than average and cost caused by transportation, area, installation and BOS will be dramatically reduced. Besides, RIECIUM module proves its superior PID-resistant ability by passing double IEC standard test.

JA Solar only uses high quality components from the best suppliers. All its products are manufactured automatically in-house, a procedure inspected and certified by PI-Berlin and Solar-IF. Apart from PID test, products of the company also passed Long-term Reliability Tests, Harsh Climate Environment Endurance Tests, and other tests certified by TUV, SUD and ETL.

The PERCIUM module is suitable for residential and commercial rooftops (small and medium-sized). The RIECIUM module is suitable for not only ground and manufacturing rooftops, but also residential and commercial rooftops. JA Solar plans to commence mass production of these two modules and integrate them into module assembly lines for commercial use in May, 2014.

Meanwhile, JinkoSolar has gone and launched some “smart modules.” Here’s more about this announcement in a Solar Love repost:

JinkoSolar Launches New Smart Modules (via Solar Love)

It may not get the attention that First Solar, SunPower, and Yingli Green Energy get, but JinkoSolar is routinely one of the top 10 solar module manufacturers in the world. JinkoSolar just yesterday launched a new series of “Smart Modules,” boosting…



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  • Ray Boggs

    Now here’s a high efficiency module: http://vimeo.com/79755125

  • JamesWimberley

    Grinding forward.
    This sort of news would be more interesting if you provided a bit of context about the competition. For instance, the JA Solar mono module looks to be still below SunPower’s premium line, while the poly module is ahead of the competition.

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