PVTIME – Chinese solar cell, module, and backsheet manufacturer, Jolywood, announced that phase 3 of its Taizhou facility is ready to mass produce. The facility, which has an annual production capacity of 1.8GW, successfully produced its first NTOPCon module on April 16.
The new plant, covering a total area of 26000 square meters, was constructed in just 110 days from the groundbreaking ceremony. Zongyao Yang, the vice general manager of Jolywood Solar, commented, “the new plant is really big. Still, we took only 110 days to complete the civil engineering, mechanical, electrical, equipment entry, installation, and debugging. You can imagine what a fast speed we achieved, especially that during the construction phase, China was suffering a stagnation of everything caused by Covid-19.”
Production lines at the plant implement a combination of advanced current technologies, such as bifacial, half cells, and multi-busbar. Aimed at producing mainly 9-busbar, half cell, NTOPCon bifacial modules, the plant is also designed to be compatible with trending large size wafers.
In March, Jolywood announced that its own developed n-type TOPCon high efficiency bifacial solar cells reached mass production power conversion efficiency to 23.5%. Bifacial modules power output can improve by 3-5 W with the 0.3% improvement in efficiency of these NTOPCon cells.