Vietnam-headquartered Boviet Solar has signed a contract with a renewable energy provider to supply 255 MW of PV Modules for a utility-scale solar project in the United States. It has a 1.5 GW Monocrystalline PERC Cell & Module Manufacturing capacity.
Boviet Solar makes monocrystalline wafer technology integrated with PERC, half-cut, multi-busbar, Monofacial, and Bifacial PV with large cell design, and strong manufactured modules.
Since 2019, Boviet Solar’s modules have been on the top performance list of PVEL, and since 2017,it has been on the Tier 1 product title list given by BloombergNEF, claims the company.
The developer picked PERC Monocrystalline – Bifacial Double-Glass PV Modules with 550 Watt output. This series is known as the Vega Series. The Vega Series modulescome with the following features:
- 10 busbars solar cells
- 144 cells
- A silver frame
- Transparent backsheet
- Module efficiency of 21.1%
- System voltage of 1000/1500 V DC
- Maximum power output is 433 W
- Each module size should be 90.40 x 44.65 x 1.38 inches
- 25-year linear output warranty
- (includes 2.5% degradation in the first year and less than 0.6% degradation from the second year until the warranty expires.)
- It also comes with a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Sienna Cen who is the President of Boviet Solar USA said that “Our Monofacial and Bifacial PV modules are designed with better technology in mind, made from robust product components under stringent quality control steps and using high-tech manufacturing processes. As a result, clients can mitigate their project risk, lower their balance of system (BOS) cost, lower the Levelized cost of electricity (LCOE), receive a great return on investment (ROI), and realize long-term, reliable energy generation, and savings”.
The volume at which Vietnam-based solar module manufacturers are manufacturing is a clear sign that the fear of anti dumping duties from the US is lifting. The US Department of Commerce was doing an investigation on Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Thailand-based module manufacturers. Due to this investigation, the demand and supply of solar modules became unbalanced which resulted in a decline in the utility-scale solar projects in the United States. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) of the US cut its utility-scale solar deployment projections in half due to the investigation’s uncertainty, but an executive order signed by the Biden administration last week eliminated the possibility of tariffs, which could have ranged from 50 percent to 250 percent of shipped module prices, for two years.