Viridian launches new, bigger roof built-in solar modules


Released: February 18, 2021, 12:11

The G1 flashes are colored darker. Image: Viridian Solar.

Cambridge-based Viridian Solar has added two new modules to its Clearline merger range of rooftop solar modules.

The 335Wp and 340Wp modules mean a move away from a cell size of 156 mm for the company. The company selected 158.75mm monocrystalline PERC G1 cells for its new modules, reflecting a wider shift in the solar space. Many manufacturers have re-counted factories to produce larger cells.

The performance of the new G1 modules per square meter is among the highest available, said Jamie Berryman, CSO at Viridian Solar, making them “the most cost-effective way to deliver many specifications”.

“We assume that new building regulations, together with the electrification of heating and traffic, will mean that our houses will need more and more solar systems. The PV16-G1 offers solar installers and property developers the right tools to meet the challenges ahead. “”

Image: Viridian Solar.

In addition to the new G1 modules, new G1 roof kits will be available as the overall dimensions of the new panels have a positive effect. Viridian has also changed the color of the new roof kits to be anthracite gray to better match the panels and improve the aesthetics of the installations.

The half-sliced ​​cells in Viridian’s G1 modules offer a number of technical advantages that KT Tan, CTO at Viridian Solar, has added.

“The format reduces resistive losses in cell interconnections, resulting in greater efficiency for the entire panel. Since the cells are in two separate strings within each panel, shading that extends the short length of the panel reduces performance by less We also anticipate improved performance under point shading and greater resistance to mechanical stress. “

The news follows a busy 2020 for the company and announces a number of new partnerships, including with Beech Developments, Newland Homes, Bloor Homes, Stewart Milne Homes and Bellway.

The new modules will be available for customers in mainland Europe from May and for customers in the UK from June 2021.

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