Kolkata, India (Jan. 5, 2021) — Vikram Solar, India’s leading module manufacturer, Solar EPC player and O&M solutions provider today announced the launch of its Series 6 modules- Somera and Prexos, with next-generation M6 type of cells– a superior, advanced technology module. The new Series 6 modules will provide higher power output of up to 505 watt-peak (Wp) and an efficiency of more than 21%. The Series 6 modules are also cost-effective as it reduces the overall project cost and increases project-level cost savings for the customers.
The specially designed modules have less land requirements, subsequently leading to reduced costs pertaining to cabling, civil works, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M).
The Series 6 multi-busbar (MBB) modules will be available in both the monofacial and bifacial categories and are called Somera Series 6 and Prexos Series 6 respectively. Both come with the technologically advanced M6 cell and Mono PERC technology and are available in variants ranging from 120, 144, and 156 half-cut cells. The 120 half-cut cell variant is exclusively for the US & International markets.
The technological advancements used to create the new Series 6 products ensure the MBB half-cut PV modules deliver higher performance even in low light and partial shadow environments. Thereby enabling solar power to be harnessed in earlier unviable sites and varied terrains. The modules have been designed with specially curated number and shape of busbars that ensure higher efficiency and boost module power and performance.
Speaking on the occasion, Saibaba Vutukuri, CEO, Vikram Solar, said, “Our R&D efforts are focused on continuously innovating, to introduce highest efficiency and reliable products, with an unwavering focus on a higher return on investments for our customers. The new Series 6 is a game-changer for the global solar industry from an efficiency, power output, and cost-effectiveness perspective. Bringing down the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) is at the heart of designing and manufacturing the Series 6 modules. With this launch, we have further strengthened our product portfolio which caters to all customer segments. It marks a significant milestone in the evolution of solar technology globally and keeps us on the path of leading the change.”
Vikram Solar Series 6 key highlights and features
1. Excellent low light performance and guaranteed performance in partial shadow conditions
2. Higher number and rounded busbars increase efficiency and module performance
3. Available in 120, 144, and 156 cell versions and has efficiency ranging between 18.34% to 21.02% (depending on cell version) a. Both Prexos and Somera Series 6 is available in 120, 144, and 156 cell variants; b. The Somera 120, 144 & 156 half-cut cell variant will primarily be available in the US and International market. It is also available in ‘All black’ variant
4. Lesser cell stress during module fabrication lowers the risk of module degradation in extreme weather conditions
5. The new upgraded material of bifacial modules provides greater resistance to heat and is more durable in fluctuating temperatures
6. Prexos Series 6 will also have near-zero PID (potential induced degradation) because of a PID resistant encapsulant