39 Manufacturers Come Together to Break 600 W+ Barrier for PV Modules

A total of 39 companies and module manufacturers have come together to form the 600 W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance.

A total of 39 companies and Photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers have come together to form the 600 W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance. The alliance has been formed with a new aim to create a new collaborative and innovative ecosystem through open collaboration, synergising the main resources of the industry chain and integrating core processes such as R&D, manufacturing and applications.

Solar PV is fast becoming one of the strongest driving forces for energy transformation. To bring more value to customers and promote sustainable development of the PV industry, open innovation is critical. The member companies come from upper, middle and lower streams of the industrial value chain, such as silicon, wafers, cells, modules, trackers, inverters, materials and equipment manufacturers.

In a declaration adopted by the 39 members of the alliance, member companies said they will work together to build products, systems and standards for a next-generation technology platform, committing to maximise the customer values of 600W+ ultra-high power modules and other related solutions at the application end.

Some of the key members of the alliance are Trina Solar, JA Solar, DNV GL, Huawei, Risen Energy, TÜV Rheinland and more.

Some of the leading Chinese solar PV module manufacturers, which remain the undisputed global leaders of the solar modules and cells industry, have a new prestige product in the market right now. Breaking the 500 W barrier for solar module output from a single panel. And while they have a high efficiency 500 W+ product already in the market, work on bringing the next range of 600 W+ modules is what has driven the firms in the alliance to work together and further speed up the process.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.