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AIKO Unveils Next-Generation High-Efficiency N-type ABC Solar Modules

Rimini, Italy, 28 February 2024

AIKO, a leading global clean energy technology company, proudly introduces its GEN 2 N-type ABC (All Back Contact) modules (the ‘Neostar’, ‘Comet’, and ‘Stellar’ series) at Key Energy trade fair, setting new benchmarks for performance across residential, C&I, and utility-scale applications. The new generation products feature high power output, innovative partial shading optimization and high temperature restriction.

AIKO Unveils Next-Generation High-Efficiency N-type ABC Solar Modules
AIKO’s second-generation solar modules for residential, C&I and utility-scale applications featuring higher power rate, unique partial shading optimization, high temperature restriction and micro-crack resistance.

“We are thrilled to launch our latest ABC modules, which represents a significant leap forward in solar energy technology,” said Chen Gang, Chairman of AIKO. “With these advancements, we are empowering our customers of all installation types with superior efficiency, optimized levelized cost of energy (LCOE), and accelerated returns on investment.”

The Gen 2 modules feature an innovative partial shading optimization function, allowing users to maximize energy production even in challenging shading conditions caused by trees, leaves, chimneys, bird droppings, soiling, and snow, etc. “This breakthrough in partial shading performance is poised to revolutionize the solar industry,” remarks Christian Peter, Managing Director of SolarLab AIKO Europe. “TÜV Nord test shows, with only one solar cell fully shaded, our ABC modules can generate 30% more power compared to traditional technology.”

Additionally, the second-generation ABC modules provide a critical benefit of high temperature restriction, ensuring lower module temperature and reduced fire risk, particularly in shaded environments, thanks to AIKO’s technology innovation.

The latest ABC modules also offer other industry-leading characteristics with better temperature coefficient of -0.26%/°C, less performance degradation (≤ 1% in 1st year degradation, ≤ 0.35% annual degradation from year 2-30) and improved micro-crack resistance.

The commitment of AIKO to redefine photovoltaics and maximize customer value is underscored by its relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence. By continuously pushing the boundaries of solar technology, AIKO remains dedicated to providing solutions that not only meet but exceed the needs and expectations of its customers.

Product details:

ABC ‘Neostar’ Series: The ‘Neostar’ module series feature a power rating range of 440-470 W, aiming at the residential scenario. Offered both in mono (2N/2P/2S) and dual-glass (2S+) versions, they combine high power with compacted module area (1757 x 1134 mm; <2m²), very high efficiency of up to 23.6% and pure black aesthetics, upgraded roof-safety feature.

ABC ‘Comet’ Series: The ‘Comet’ modules series for the C&I scenario comes at power ratings from 600-630 W and very high module efficiencies of up to 23.9%, promising optimal rooftop space utilization with fast payback and high lifecycle benefits. The Comet series (2323×1134 mm) is available both in mono (2S) and dual-glass (2S+) versions.

ABC ‘Stellar’ Series: The ‘Stellar’ module series is a large format (2382×1134) bifacial product available with power ratings from 620-640 W and very high efficiencies up to 23.7% for the utility scenario. This product is designed to optimize LCOE for different landscapes. For floating and tidal flats applications, there is an upgrade “waterproof package”, including water resistance encapsulation, anti-corrosion frames, and waterproof caps.