Sharp introduced new polycrystalline PV modules designed to offer maximum energy efficiency at an affordable price and greater independence from the grid: the ND-RC250 (250W), ND-RC255 (255W) and ND-RC260 (260W).
The polycrystalline cells are manufactured from multiple crystalline cells and can therefore be produced with lower costs. The modules feature an efficiency of up to 15.8 per cent meaning that end users can generate an increased energy supply independently.
The new modules are designed with anti-reflex coating to increase light absorption, with which up to 5% greater output can be achieved, according to the company. Additionally, power losses at higher temperatures are reduced thanks to an improved temperature coefficient.
Peter Thiele, President of Sharp Energy Solutions, Europe, said “The recent Paris Agreement made clear that the climate and hence renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly important. With our portfolio of high quality solar modules, battery storage and energy management, we have the right tools to offer residential and industrial customers emission-free energy production and greater independence from the grid.”