SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today introduced the SunEdison Silvantis R-series solar module.
Fig 1: Differences between standard cells and advanced PERC technology.
Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) technology enables higher module power output
The SunEdison Silvantis R-series increases solar module efficiency via Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) technology, for higher power output and maximum durability.
Fig 1: Differences between standard cells and advanced PERC technology. Both technologies use monocrystalline wafers that are far more efficient than multicrystalline cells. Through the use of monocrystalline wafers, and an added dielectric passivation layer, PERC delivers on the industry’s two driving demands of efficiency and production volume.(Source: SunEdison, Inc.)
The new modules also go well beyond the industry standard for potential induced degradation (PID) resistance. The SunEdison Silvantis R-series is warranted for operation with high efficiency transformerless inverters and has been thoroughly tested beyond standard PID certification conditions.
The Silvantis R-series solar modules deliver the following features and benefits:
- PERC technology delivers increased module efficiency—up to 17.4%
- Guaranteed power performance
- PID-free modules are fully warranted for operation with all inverter types, including transformerless inverters
- 25-year product and power warranty
Available in 60-cell and 72-cell formats, the new R-series modules from SunEdison offer utility-grade products for residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar.