In line with our aim to supply the best products from the most sustainable and ethical manufacturers we are pleased to say we have entered a distribution partnership with the Swiss group Meyer Burger Technology AG.
Meyer Burger are launching three models of next generation high performance modules, White, Black and Glass. These are ideally suited for the residential and small commercial rooftop market with their high efficiency, light weight and elegant design. The panels have up to 400 Wp capacity in a standard 60 cell size, an efficiency of up to 21.8% and a homogeneous ‘full cell’ appearance even though half cells are used.
Thanks to the Meyer Burger patented and enhanced Heterojunction/SmartWire technology, their solar cells achieve a significantly higher energy yield than modules with the more common PERC technologies. That makes their solar modules the most powerful ones on the market as you can achieve much more yield (up to 20 percent) for the same amount of roof space. The proprietary heterojunction/SmartWire technology aids the elegant design and improves cell stability making the modules less susceptible to so-called micro-cracks, one of the most common reasons for energy losses in solar modules. An ultra-stable special backsheet further protects the cells from moisture and other environmental influences.
Designed in Switzerland and made in Europe
Meyer Burger will manufacture the modules at their renewably powered factories in Bitterfeld-Wolfen and Freiberg, Germany. Initial nominal annual capacity will be 400 MW but they expect to reach 5 GW by 2026.
The white and black module variants come with performance guarantees of more than 92% after 25 years, while that of the glass-glass product is guaranteed at over 93% after 30 years. The glass-glass module is bifacial, with a record-high bi-faciality factor of 90% when it comes to volume production. It achieves a combined output of more than 430 Wp at standard measurement conditions (BSTC).
Modules will be available from Wind & Sun later in the year as soon as MCS certification has been completed. These premium modules ideally complement our existing product range and reflect our existing values of choosing suppliers with the best environmental and ethical credentials.
This is becoming more and more important as highlighted in the following paper:
In Broad Daylight: Uyghur Forced Labour and Global Solar Supply Chains
Find out the position of our existing suppliers REC Solar, LG Solar & Solarwatt in our Solar Panels and Chinese Forced Labour article.