HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chint/Astronergy today announced the introduction of the CHSM6610P (BL) module, a lower cost alternative module for residential use.
Today in the U.S., dark/black modules are used on residential homes due to aesthetic demands. These modules are usually Mono-crystalline cells with a white or black back sheet paired with a dark anodized frame. Due to manufacturing processing and component differences, these modules are more expensive than the traditionally well-known "blue" Poly-crystalline modules.
Scientists at Astronergy Solar have developed improved design and manufacturing techniques for generating a darker-looking Poly-crystalline module as a direct alternative for Mono-crystalline modules that are typically used in residential market segment. Visibly, the darker appearance Poly-crystalline module is achieved by the use of non-visible soldering method, black back sheet, black frame and poly cells that are very dark in appearance due to coating and processing techniques.
"The impact of the CHSM6610P (BL) should be significant to the end users. The approximate cost savings over a mono-crystalline module is roughly 10%." Astronergy Solar North America General Manager, Mr. Thomas Koerner commented.
Astronergy specializes in cutting-edge research, development and production of solar modules. The company has been a trusted provider of monocrystalline and polycrystalline PV modules since its founding in 2006 and it is the first large scale producer of high-efficiency thin film PV modules in mainland China. Astronergy is committed to technological innovation in our products and our solutions. With support from its parent company Chint Group, Astronergy has become a global total solutions provider for photovoltaic systems.
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SOURCE Chint Solar Co., Ltd.; Astronergy Solar, Inc.