- Chinese solar panel manufacturers JinkoSolar, Longi and JA Solar have released a joint statement to announce they have reached a consensus on the standardisation of PV modules produced with 182mm wafers.
- The three manufacturers agreed that the 54-cell panels will have to measure 1,722 × 1,134mm and have a mounting hole spacing of 1,400mm.
- 72-cell products will have a size of 2,278 × 1,134mm and the same mounting hole spacing as 54-cell modules.
- They also agreed that 78-cell panels will have to measure 2,465 × 1,134mm and have a mounting hole spacing ranging from 400mm to 1500mm.
- The new parameters are aimed at standardising component specifications to reduce manufacturing costs and simplify design and installation in the downstream business.
“Since the joint launch of the M10-type wafer standard by JA Solar, Jinko Solar and Longi Solar, in June 2020, the wafer size has been gaining widespread recognition and acceptance in the PV industry. However, due to the differences in the technical roadmap, design concept and installation mode followed by different manufacturers, the standards of the same type of modules vary in their lengths, widths and mounting hole spacings despite being based on the same M10 wafer technology,” the joint statement reads.
JinkoSolar, JA Solar and Longi expect production capacity of 182mm modules to reach 54GW this year.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal