SCHOTT Solar AG will be presenting a wide variety of new products at the industry trade fair Intersolar in Munich (Neue Messe München).
- New MONO series of modules for higher yields, even on top of roofs with small surface areas
- Direct evaporation receivers increase the efficiency of Fresnel collector systems
- Other exhibition highlights: the roof-integrated InDaX series and elegant ASI thin-film modules
At its booth 110 in hall B6, the company will be introducing, among other things, a new high-performance monocrystalline module that is capable of achieving surface area efficiency of up to 14.5 percent and therefore offers the ideal prerequisites for use on roofs with smaller surfaces. SCHOTT Solar has also developed vacuum-insulated receivers that feature a unique coating that increases the efficiency of solar thermal power plants that use Fresnel technology. These too will be on display at the company’s booth. In addition, SCHOTT Solar will be presenting its new series of InDaX 225 modules and ASI thin-film modules, as well as a variety of other new developments in the area of solar cell and module technology.
“SCHOTT Solar will be showing revolutionary new developments in both the areas of photovoltaics and receivers for solar thermal power plants,” notes Dr. Martin Heming, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCHOTT Solar AG, and adds: “As always, we subjected all of these new products to our rigid testing and control procedures that are twice as strict as the IEC standard requires. With its high standards for quality and innovative solutions, SCHOTT Solar is once again underscoring its role as a leading manufacturer of solar technology.”
New MONO module series
SCHOTT Solar will be enhancing its product line in the high-performance segment by introducing the elegant new MONO module series that relies on monocrystalline cells. With cell efficiency of over 17.5 percent, this module achieves efficiency of up to 14.5 percent. Nevertheless, the dark mono cells in combination with the black aluminum frame are not only a real-eye catcher. Because the module frame does not contain a hollow chamber, this helps to ensure a high degree of torsional rigidity and thus allows it to withstand the elements extremely well. The new series of modules is particularly well-suited for use on smaller roof surfaces, due to the fact that it generates high annual yields, even when hardly any space is available – and comes with a 25-year manufacturer’s guarantee. The new SCHOTT MONO modules are available in three different versions of 180 to 190 watts of nominal output and offer the same high reliable output and positive output tolerance that customers are used to receiving.
Direct evaporation receiver for Fresnel technology
SCHOTT Solar also relies on the highest possible quality in manufacturing solar thermal power plant components. Here, the company’s recent decision to expand its expertise in the area of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to include Fresnel technology is only the latest example. These collector systems on the basis of direct generation of steam reach temperatures that exceed 450 °C. Thanks to a unique new coating, the vacuum-insulated receivers from SCHOTT Solar are particularly well-suited for this high temperature range. This allows for the efficiency of solar thermal power plants that use Fresnel technology to be increased quite significantly.
Powerful and stable modules
SCHOTT Solar will also be using Intersolar as the industry’s leading international exhibition to present new concepts in the area of cell and module development to professional circles.
These will also include the InDaX 225 series of modules. This represents an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional rooftop models, especially in new buildings and in renovating existing roofs, because it is used in place of the usual roofing tiles to provide a fully functional roof. Each InDaX module supplies solar energy with a nominal output of more than 200 watts and does without an elaborate substructure. At the same time, they protect the modules that have been integrated into the roof from strong winds and adverse weather conditions.
Attractive in every respect
The ASI thin-film modules also look very impressive, thanks to their black frames and homogeneous surfaces. With nominal output of more than 100 watts, they also guarantee high yields even with diffuse light or with roofs that doesn’t face in exactly the right direction. With 17 volts of module output voltage and system voltage that can accommodate up to 1000 volts, these thin-film modules can be connected very quickly without incurring high expenses. In addition, SCHOTT ASI modules also offer high resistance to temperatures and difficult weather conditions, even under extreme conditions.
Technical data at a glance
SCHOTT MONO 190
SCHOTT MONO 185
SCHOTT MONO 180
solar cable with Tyco socket connectors
SCHOTT InDaX 214
SCHOTT InDaX 225
SCHOTT ASI 103
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