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Longi launches 540-Watt Hi-MO5 module

  |   Solar, solar industry

The Chinese manufacturer has debuted two models in the new bifacial, double-glass series to join the scramble for a slice of the 500 W-plus market and to stake its claim to have the 182mm, M10 wafer adopted as the industry standard.

Chinese solar wafer and panel manufacturer Longi Solar today launched its latest ultra-high power product: the Hi-MO5 PV module.

The company has opted to base the product on the 182mm2 M10 wafer which it aims to make the industry standard.

There are two models of the new bifacial panel, with Longi claiming power output of 540 W from the 72-cell product and 495 W from the 66-cell offering.

The manufacturer said the panels were made with its innovative ‘smart welding’ technique to secure interconnection between cells, improving efficiency 0.3% compared to standard multiple-busbar products and reducing cell tensile force 20%.

The double-glass, framed Hi-MO5 is strong enough for any terrain and climate, according to Longi, and the product uses a 13 A working current, keeping it within the range of new-generation inverters, the company added.

Longi said the Hi-MO5 measures 2,256 x 1,133mm, making it compatible with 1P and 2P trackers.

The monocrystalline manufacturer said it will have 12 GW of production capacity by the final three months of this year, with further production facilities due to come online in the following quarter.

The technical manual for the Hi-MO5 has been made available by the company for download.