REC Group starts mass production of new Alpha panels based on Meyer Burger's HJT/SmartWire technology core equipment.
This new generation of modules is manufactured on Meyer Burger HJT/SmartWire core equipment and features the world's most powerful 60-cell solar panel and best-in-class power output of 380 Wp, representing 217 watts per square meter and providing 20% more power than conventional panels in the same area.
Steve O'Neil, CEO REC Group, comments on the competitive advantage for REC: "Meyer Burger's manufacturing technology allows us to offer the highest power panels and at competitive cost. Our long and careful evaluation proved the superior performance. Meyer Burger‘s HJT cell-technology combined with our leading halfcut and TwinPanel design and integrated by REC into our new Alpha panel is underpinning our leadership in the global PV market.
HJT combines the advantages of crystalline silicon solar cells and thin film technologies enabling solar cells to reach higher degrees of efficiency at lower cost of production. To produce the electric structures of heterojunction cells, it is necessary to apply thin layers of doped and intrinsic amorphous silicon on both sides of n-type silicon wafers as well as transparent, conductive oxide layers (TCO) to absorb the generated power.