Seraphim Launches 166mm Half-Cut Cell Module

PVTIME - Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co., Ltd. (Seraphim), a world-class solar product manufacturer in China, rolled out its new 166mm half-cut cell module on April 22, redefining a new generation of photovoltaic (PV) modules combining 166mm-size silicon wafers with multi-busbar (MBB) and half-cut cell technology.

The new 166mm half-cut cell module has an efficiency of 20 percent and a maximum power output of 445W.

The
new product has superior performance in both efficiency and
reliability. The MBB technology enhances the cell’s performance, while
the half-cut cell technology reduces mismatches, internal power losses,
cracking, and hot spots, improving the overall conversion efficiency by
more than five percent.

The bifacial series are capable of
converting energy from incident light and diffused light on the front
side, while converting energy from reflected light and scattered light
on rear sides. Thus these modules have higher yield and superior low
irradiance performance. We managed to improve the module bifaciality
rate up to 70 ± 5%, resulting in a theoretical maximum power of 579W,
which can significantly reduce a project’s LCOE.

Under different
ground conditions, the bifacial 166mm half-cut cell module can increase
electricity output by 10 percent to 30 percent compared to the
single-array module (2-7% more generation on asphalt ground, 5-10% more
generation on lawn, and 10-30% more generation on aluminum foil).

Due
to the significant improvement in efficiency, the application of the
new 166mm half-cut cell module can significantly reduce levelized cost
of electricity (LCOE), balance of systems (BOS) costs, EPC (Engineering
Procurement Construction) costs, and land costs, in large industrial,
commercial and ground power stations.

Compared to ordinary
modules, the new 166mm half-cut cell module can save at least five
percent of the cost per watt in projects above 1MW. It is expected to be
a strong competitor in the power market.

“Seraphim has rich and
unique experience in module research and development, manufacturing, and
technology,” said Polaris Li, president of Seraphim.

“The new
166mm half-cut cell module has been strictly controlled by dozens of
links from the selection of raw materials to the design, development and
testing. We believe the introduction of the new166mm half-cut cell
module will bring new breakthroughs to the development of the industry,”
Li added.

Founded in 2011, Seraphim is specialized in research,
development, production, and sales of solar PV products. So far, more
than 8GW Seraphim’s products have been installed in over 40 countries
worldwide.

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