JA Solar’s Riecium modules pass TUV power degradation test
Aug 19, 2014 - Chinese solar panel manufacturer JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd (NASDAQ:JASO) said yesterday its polycrystalline Riecium photovoltaic (PV) module had passed the potential-induced degradation (PID) test of German certification firm TUV SUD
The 500-hour resistance test exposed JA Solar’s Riecium module to a temperature of 85 degrees Celsius, 85% relative humidity and 1,000 V of system voltage bias. Less than 2% of power degradation was recorded during the test.
JA Solar launched its polycrystalline Riecium module with a rated power of 270 W in February. The module’s average conversion efficiency exceeds 18.6%.
At the end of June, the Chinese company said it aims to boost to 350 MW in 2015 its manufacturing capacity for the Percium P-type monocrystalline solar cells. Mass production of the cells, which have a conversion efficiency of 20.4%, kicked off on June 20.
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