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3SUN B60 module. This first-in-class module for the utility scale sector was created in Europe

We focus on bifaciality, top performance, higher quality and durability. These features make our product versatile and compatible with several installation types, not only traditional ground mounted systems but also  canopies or agrivoltaic systems.

The future of solar modules is based on maximizing energy yield by capturing as much light as possible. In this sense, bifacial photovoltaic modules are capable of capturing much more light, compared to traditional models, as they absorb both the light that reaches the front of the panel and its back, thus increasing the quantity of energy produced. That is the case of our 3SUN B60, a top range module destined to the utility scale segment, which can reach a peak power between 640 and 680 W, with an efficiency up to 24%. With its glass-glass configuration, it ensures the highest energy yield in different locations and weather conditions, thanks to a high bifaciality factor, low temperature coefficients and a minimal annual degradation. All this ensures impeccable performances over the long period,  per power unit installed, and a lower LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy, i.e. the overall production cost in MWh). Let's go over these characteristics in detail. 

 

Effectiveness and power 

The high efficiency is one of the strengths of this module made in Europe. Thanks to this aspect, for the same PV system area, a greater total power can be installed with the B60 panels, thus optimizing the system layout and increasing its performance. A very important aspect, even when the total system power cannot be exceeded due to project limitations, because, since the modules are more powerful, they take up less space, with a consequent reduction of infrastructure and installation costs. This leads to a significant cost improvement for the energy produced.

Bifacial technology, or how to exploit all the solar light 

Bifacial technology, in which 3SUN has been a pioneer, is a revolution in the PV sector. Contrarily to standard modules, which capture energy only from the side exposed to the sun, bifacial modules can exploit also the light that reaches their back. Indeed, one of the secrets of the B60 module is the extra-high bifaciality factor, equal to 95%, which means it is capable of exploiting up to 95% of the light reflected to the rear from the ground or from the modules installed in the adjacent rows. This results into a greater energy production capacity, compared with similarly-sized plants powered by traditional modules. 

Along with the bifacial technology, other technical features, such as the design and use of cutting-edge quality materials, make the new generation of 3SUN panels for the utility scale sector particularly suited to large systems installed on the ground on fixed or solar tracking structures. Moreover, with a format of less than 3 square meters, they are ideal also for many other applications, such as canopies or agrivoltaic systems, where, having two sides is even more important thanks to their greater ground clearance and a higher contribution of diffused light.

 

Built to last 

Another important aspect to keep in mind when talking about the quality of PV modules is their durability. On the B60, we offer a European warranty package, consisting of 15 years product and 30 years performance coverage. , and the . Chosing a European module also means having a product that can endure the test of time. In our case, this is also possible through the high automation and production control processes we will pursue in Gigafactory in Catania, which allows to produce high quality, long-lasting modules. 

 

A glimpse into the future

As for all of our modules, the B60 is produced with our CORE-H heterojunction cells (HJT). An advanced technology, with market leading efficiency, temperature, degradation coefficients and bifacial technology.The R&D process never stops at 3SUN. This is why, we are already working on the development of our new TANGO technology, based on a tandem structure that combines  silicon and perovskites to reach the cell efficiencies y over 30%, and create even more performing PV modules.