World’s Largest Solar Panels for China’s First Thin Film Utility Project
This week, ENN, one of our key customers and one of China’s largest developers of clean energy announced they won the bid to supply 5.7m2 tandem junction silicon thin film modules for China’s first utility-scale PV power plant based on any thin-film technology (a-Si, CdTe, CIGS). This project is being sponsored by China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP), which plans to build a 5MW PV power plant in Inner Mongolia as the first phase of a 100MW project plan.
The CECEP project is a significant validation: one of the largest energy players in China is taking a solutions approach to deliver lowest cost of electricity. They evaluated multiple technologies and ENN came out on top because of SunFab's better field performance (energy harvest) and installation benefits (BOS).
This important development could never have happened without tremendous collaboration between our team and ENN. We continue to work hand-in-hand to hone both the process technology and the manufacturing to push SunFab to new heights, delivering >9.0% efficiency on a production process. And this is just the beginning. Our teams are now regularly achieving >9.5% in the lab---very steady progress towards hitting our goal to drive efficiency to 10% and beyond.
Congratulations to everyone at ENN.