Cutting-edge new solar technology by LONGi has been unveiled in Brisbane at the CEC Large Scale Solar Forum.
The LONGi 430W Hi-CMO4 solar module, which deploys upgraded PERC technology with six busbars and cell efficiency reaching 22.5 per cent, was launched to the Australian market by LONGi general manager solar Australia Boyal Mao, alongside Clean Energy Council chief executive Kane Thornton.
Compared to the Hi-MO3 half-cell bifacial module released in 2018, Hi-MO4 retains the Hi-MO3 characteristics of excellent bifacial power generation, achieving 8-20 per cent gain in back power generation in various ground-surface environments, matched with high reliability and low attenuation.
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While the front-side power Hi-MO3 is 380W (72 cells), Hi-MO4 increases this to more than 420W, and reaching 430W. BOS cost can be reduced by approximately seven per cent, and LCOE by 1.4 per cent.
Combined with tracking systems, the LCOE can be further reduced. Due to the high EPC cost in Australia, the novel Hi-MO4 product from LONGi will achieve the required solar system size with less number of panels, therefore significantly reducing the BOS cost.
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Mr Mao said Australia has an abundance of sunlight and as such large-scale ground power plants have risen rapidly.
“More efficient products that drive down LCOE and BOS are needed to meet the demand of the market,” he said.
“LONGi’s Hi-MO4 bifacial PERC module plus tracker is ideal in bringing higher efficiency and maximising returns.
“For this reason, LONGi’s high efficient modules have seen high demand here in Australia.”
The launch of Hi-MO4 in Brisbane was joined by leading developers, EPC and industry experts from across Australia. Australia was the second stop in the Hi-MO4 Global Launch, coming right after its debut in the Intersolar Europe 2019.