CPV Intelligence Brief 10 – 24 February 2015
Arzon launches new platform with industry record efficiency performance
Arzon, a company specialising in designing and manufacturing concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar modules and systems, is introducing a new CPV platform called the “Universal Module”.
Performing with 30% efficiency, the uModule is claimed to have the highest efficiency and highest power commercially available PV module in the world. The uModule is rated at 2.70 kW DC CSTC (2.30 kW DC CSOC).
News of the launch of the module is welcome considering the tough commercial patch that the CPV sector has experienced over the past year. Offering more flexible options ofr different installations could help with a greater uptake in CPV systems.
“Before uModule, CPV products and companies were mainly interested in servicing utility scale customers despite having clear energy density, land sensitivity, and performance advantages in nearly every niche of the solar market. We designed the uModule platform to work seamlessly with different Arzon Solar systems, from 5.5 kW to 33.2 kW, as well as third-party tracking solutions,” said Adam Plesniak, Vice President of Engineering at Arzon Solar.
“Our team has leveraged decades of technology and product experience to create a competitive, high performance, flexible, and robust CPV module that generates some serious solar energy.”
The uModule is available for individual order or can be installed into several uModule-enabled systems also offered by Arzon Solar. Whether the solar need is off grid, commercial, distributed generation, net metering, or utility scale, the uModule will provide the highest performance energy solution in sunny and dry climes.
Arzon Solar’s uModule systems are available for preorder now and will be manufactured in the US. Arzon Solar expects to begin delivery of uModules in the third quarter of 2015.