JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar cells and solar power products, announced that it will showcase a new generation of high-efficiency solar modules and solar cells powered by its proprietary SECIUM and Maple technology at this year's Intersolar Exhibition, which will be held in Munich, Germany, in early June.
Developed using JA Solar's proprietary new high-efficiency solar cell processing technology, SECIUM and Maple cells can achieve conversion efficiency levels well above those of conventional solar cells. Mono-crystalline SECIUM cells can achieve a conversion efficiency of up to 19.2%, while poly-crystalline Maple cells can achieve up to 18.2%. Both products are already in volume production.
The new SECIUM 260W PV module product features sixty 6-inch mono-crystalline SECIUM cells, while the SECIUM 300W PV module employs a 72-cell format. Both are designed to take full advantage of the higher power output of SECIUM cells and deliver some of the highest power-per-area ratios in the industry. The Maple 250W module utilizes JA Solar's newly developed Maple poly-crystalline solar cell in a sixty-cell format, providing a cost-effective solution for maximizing power output over a limited area.
PV module products incorporating JA Solar's new SECIUM and Maple solar cells generate approximately 10% more power than conventional polycrystalline PV modules, enabling a lower weight-per-area ratio as well as reducing balance-of-system and installation costs per watt.
JA Solar will showcase the new solar cell and module products at the Intersolar Exhibition in Munich, Germany from June 8-11, 2011.