JA Solar announced that the output power of its 60-cell PV modules assembled by mono-Si PERC cells has exceeded 325W.
The actual output power of 326.67 W measured and certified by TUV SUD sets a new world record for 60-cell mono-Si PV modules.
PERC technology has increasingly become the mainstream approach for high-performance PV products in the past few years. According to SEMI PVITR, PERC products will account for 40 percent of total product shipments by 2020.
In 2013, JA Solar broke the 20 percent conversion-efficiency barrier for the industrial version of PERC solar cells using screen-printing metallization process, and started mass production of PERC-based cells and modules in the following year.
JA Solar also holds the intellectual property rights for bifacial PERC cells with a Chinese patent granted by the National Bureau of Intellectual Properties of China in 2016.
The advance of PERC technology as well as the wide adoption of the technology have significantly impacted on the solar powered energy generation in terms the reduction of levelized cost of energy and grid parity.
Currently, the average power output of the 60-cell PV modules assembled with mono-Si PERC cells JA Solar offers is 300W.
“Setting a new world record of over 325W output power from a 60-cell mono-Si PV module is remarkable achievement enabled by PERC technology,” said Dr. Wei Shan, chief technology officer of JA Solar.