2019 has seen solar efficiency records broken by two of the world’s largest solar suppliers. Longi Solar and Risen Energy have both seen gains in PERC technology, which stands for Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell or Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact. Read on to find out more!
Monocrystalline PERC Cell Record – Longi Solar
China’s Longi Solar has been in the game since 2000, and they’re stringing together an impressive set of efficiency records – that they keep breaking.
In January 2019, Longi reported a conversion efficiency of 24.06% for their monocrystalline silicon PERC cells. This related to testing on a standard sized cell, which is 156.75×156.75mm. According to Dr Li Hua of Longi’s R&D department, this is the first time that a conversion efficiency of more than 24% has been achieved. It may seem like a small increase to some, but just 18 months prior the record was 21.2%, which shows Longi’s conversion efficiency is continually rising.
Monocrystalline PERC Panel Record – Risen Energy
Risen Energy, also a China based company, have recently generated some conversion efficiency records of their own. While it also deals with monocrystalline PERC technology, Risen’s record relates to an entire solar panel.
The Jager HP module is a twin cell, or split cell, kind of solar panel. Risen reported in January 2019 that the Jager HP module had achieved conversion efficiency of 21%, which was a new world record.
What it Means for Australia
In short, it means the availability of more efficient solar panel systems for Australians. More power is generated when conversion efficiency is higher. So, for those who use on-grid solar systems, it means more money back in your hand. The more power you generate, the more you can sell more excess energy to the grid.
Risen has been in the Australian market since 2008 while Longer are a newer player, entering the market in 2017. Both Risen and Longi have products available through AHLEC Solar, and Risen in particular has seen a huge jump in sales. In the 12 months to August 2018, they achieved 20MW of sales. To August 2019, they had a whopping 120MW of sales and now account for roughly 10% of Australia’s rooftop solar panels.
Looking for the Most Efficient Solar Available?
AHLEC Solar are proud suppliers of both Longi and Risen solar products. We want our customers to have the best, and that’s why we only deal with the best. These new efficiency records prove that Longi and Risen are some of the world’s leaders in solar technology, and we can bring their incredible technology right to your door (or at least, your roof!) Now is the time to switch to solar energy, so contact us today and find out how we can help.