Sharp Introduces New Polycrystalline Modules

2/24/16, 2:35 PM -

The Japanese manufacturer Sharp has announced an expansion of its energy solutions portfolio, introducing a new range of polycrystalline photovoltaic modules. The ND-RC250 (250 watts), ND-RC255 (255 watts) and ND-RC260 (260 watts) are in addition to Sharp’s established range of monocrystalline modules. They are available to purchase across Europe.

The new modules are very suitable for residential installations.

The new modules offer maximum energy efficiency at an affordable price, greater independence from the grid and Sharp’s industry-recognised quality standards. The polycrystalline cells are manufactured from multiple crystalline cells and can therefore be produced with lower costs. As a result Sharp is able to pass these savings on to residential and industrial end users and offer new products for the volume market.

Nearly 16 per cent efficiency

The product range reaches a module efficiency of up to 15.8 per cent. The new modules are designed with an attractive dark blue finish and anti-reflex coating to increase light absorption, and due to the guaranteed positive power tolerance, up to five per cent greater output can be achieved. Additionally, power losses at higher temperatures are reduced thanks to an improved temperature coefficient.

Made in Germany

Peter Thiele, President of Sharp Energy Solutions, Europe, said “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.” The new modules will be manufactured in Germany. (HS)