Web Exclusive | September 2018
Vikram Solar launches half-cut-cell module at REI 2018
Vikram Solar launched a new line of solar modules that are based on the latest half-cell technology that increases module output by 15 Wp per module as compared to standard PV modules as Renewable Energy India Expo.
The technology not only boosts efficiency up of 19.56 per cent but is also engineered to generate more power from advanced mono-PERC half-cells, thus achieving better Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE). Through a series-parallel cell connection, its design principle minimises shadow-loss, when one-half of the modules are affected by shading. These high-efficiency half-cell modules are the perfect fit for all utility and rooftop projects as they have higher fill factor.
The module consists of 144 and 120 half-cells instead of 72 and 60 full cells. The module power mismatch loss is reduced by a factor of four as power loss is proportional to the square of the current. While the cells are cut with low temperature and lower kerf depth maximising cell yield with no junction damage, the split junction box provides a better heat dissipation improving the life of the module.
“We are taking a big step by introducing advanced new high-density mono-crystalline modules using innovative cell-cleaving technology. The design, superior price performance, increased shade tolerance and reduced power loss is expected to make a big splash in the market,” said Ivan Saha, BU Head- Solar Manufacturing and CTO, Vikram Solar.