Renewables

Increased radius enhances solar cells

21st November 2019
Alex Lynn

Midsummer has developed its solar cells by increasing the radius of the rounded cell from 90 to 100mm. This reduces the unused area of the module from eight to just two percent, thus increasing the power (W) by six percent per area without increasing production costs.

The solar energy company Midsummer is a leading developer and supplier of advanced solar energy solutions for the production and installation of thin film solar panels and also a leading Swedish growth and export company. The DUO system is a widely used manufacturing tool for flexible CIGS solar cells in the world.

The company is reportedly continuously developing its solar modules. By reducing the unused portion of the module, from eight percent to two percent, the effect (W) per surface area has been increased by six percent, from 92 to 98 utilised area. This has been achieved without the need to increase the size of the input material or the cost thereof.

Sven Lindström, CEO of Midsummer, said: ”Six percent higher effect per area for the same production cost is a big improvement in our industry. In addition to an increased effect per area, we now have the opportunity to offer a visually more attractive product.

”With the new R100 we clearly demonstrate that our research and development department holds the highest world-class and we are investing heavily in future research with our new laboratory in Järfälla, Sweden that will open in October.”

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