Singapore-based Maxeon Solar Technologies, which delves into solar innovations and channels, has announced several product advances in its solar panel technology.
In its statement, Maxeon disclosed what it called a world-record module aperture efficiency measurement of 24.7% for a full-scale Maxeon 7 panel, as confirmed by testing at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Further, the firm revealed the improvements in the efficiency of its existing Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) products, with 23% efficient Maxeon 6 panels now shipping into Europe. The firm said that the installations are already under way and a 24% efficient version of the Maxeon 3 panels are available for shipment in Q4 2023.
Matt Dawson, Maxeon’s Chief Technology Officer, said, “Accelerating Maxeon’s technology innovation and deployment is a top priority for my team. We are delighted to demonstrate further improvements in our flagship IBC products, both at the leading edge with a world record 24.7% module efficiency as well as deeper into our existing product line with significant efficiency upgrades now available on our Maxeon 6 and Maxeon 3 panels. These breakthroughs speak to the ability of our technology team to build on our decades of IBC experience as we continue to re-establish new performance standards for the solar industry.”
Bill Mulligan, Maxeon’s CEO, added, “Our technology team continues to increase the performance of our IBC technology platform to efficiency levels that were not anticipated when we launched our first commercial products almost twenty years ago. Most importantly, these achievements are not one-off laboratory results but mainstream production technologies that increase customer value and extend our differentiation versus our competitors.”