On May 16th, Sharp Energy Solutions Europe announced the launch of its newest Bifacial TOPCon (Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contact) Solar Panel with 570 Watt, the NB-JD570. It is a Glass/Glass solar panel with N-type 144 M10 half-cells featuring 16 busbars. The N-Type TOPCon module bifacial ratio is up to 80% with a module efficiency of 22.07%.
The new solar panel boasts several benefits of N-TOPCon technology, including higher power and efficiency, better low light performance and higher bifaciality. The higher power and efficiency of the N-TOPCon technology results in improved energy production, making the panel more cost-effective for users. In addition, the enhanced low-light performance ensures that the panel continues to produce energy even in sub-optimal lighting conditions, increasing its overall efficiency.
The N-TOPCon Glass/Glass Bifacial Solar Panel also features a low temperature coefficient of -0.30%/°C for power output, ensuring high performance at elevated environmental temperatures, a factor which is increasing in importance as a result of climate change and the resulting rise in temperatures. It is also LID-free, reducing potential power loss during its lifespan.
The dimensions of the NB-JD570 are 2278 x 1134 mm, with a 30 mm aluminium frame. The front and back glass layers are each 2 mm thick and the panel weighs 32.5 kg in total. The panel's mechanical data ensures its suitability for various applications, including commercial and utility scale free-field installations.
The safety, quality and durability of the panel have been recognised and IEC seals have been awarded (IEC61215 and IEC61730). The modules have been rigorously tested for compliance with international standards and for endurance under extreme conditions, passing tests for ammonia, salt mist, sand and PID resistance.
The module is covered by a 30-year linear guarantee on the nominal power output and a 15-year product guarantee, for those within the EU and various other countries. This guarantee starts from delivery of the panel to the final customer.
“We are delighted to launch our 570W Glass/Glass N-TOPCon Bifacial Solar Panel,” reported Andrew Lee, Sales Director EMEA, Sharp Energy Solutions Europe. “Our N-type TOPCon technology panel not only delivers higher power and efficiency, but also offers better low light performance, higher bifaciality and a lower temperature coefficient. With the product launch of the NB-JD570, we are taking another significant step towards a more sustainable future.”
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