Q CELLS puts major investment in n-type solar, will have new module this year
Korean module manufacturer Q CELLS will invest € 35 million in its global R&D headquarters in Germany to support its n-type solar cell and module development efforts. The company has identified this technology as the most effective next-generation motor for lowering solar costs in the coming years.
The development of the n-type technology – which will be called Q.ANTUM NEO – is already well advanced. Q.ANTUM NEO is the next step in Q CELLS unique Q.ANTUM Technology roadmap, using n-type cells with passivating contacts to further increase the efficiency and power of the solar panels. Q CELLS expects to introduce Q.TRON, a new solar module manufactured with this cell technology in 2021, bringing efficiency significantly higher than current p-type modules on the market. In parallel, Q CELLS is also working on tandem solar cell research and development based on perovskite technology at its technology and R&D headquarters in Germany.
“Q CELLS ‘core values have always been technology excellence and leadership, and I am delighted to reveal that the company is ready to re-introduce an era-defining PV technology to the market this year with a new high-efficiency module product made with our brand new n -type Q.ANTUM NEO technology, ”said Dr. Daniel Jeong, CTO of Q CELLS. “Our precise investment roadmap has been carefully considered to ensure that Q CELLS can continue to shape the next generation of solar technology in the years to come.”
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