Silfab, Morgan Solar form JV to make low-cost PV modules

The Sun Simba CPV system. Image Source: Morgan Solar Inc (www.morgansolar.com)

December 5 (Renewables Now) - Photovoltaics (PV) maker Silfab Solar Inc and solar technology firm Morgan Solar Inc, both from Canada, will partner to develop and mass produce a low-cost module for large commercial and utility-scale solar projects.

The companies said today the joint venture will unite Morgan’s technologies and design and the highly automated, high-volume production capabilities of Silfab. The goal is to offer large quantities of high-quality solar modules “at internationally competitive costs”. The focus will be on low concentration modules where the use of silicon is reduced significantly.

Morgan Solar's SimbaX concentrated PV (CPV) module technology in combination with the Savanna dual-axis tracker, which it says are able to “fundamentally change the economics of solar power”, are key for the success of the joint venture in cutting the cost of solar. Silfab will help with its highly automated manufacturing process and its focus on technologies and manufacturing methods that trim production costs.

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