Day4 Energy Inc. has developed the Day4 60MC-I featuring Guardian Technology, which the company says improves the performance of the photovoltaic modules when they are exposed to partial shading, snow, debris and other external factors that, under normal circumstances, cause a substantial reduction in power yield.
As a result, Day4 60MC-I modules with Guardian Technology are three times less sensitive to these external factors. According to Day4 Energy, the modules also offer as much as 25% greater power yield from the same installation area due to higher installation density and enable viable PV installations on many sites that have been previously considered not suitable for this purpose.
This new development builds on the Day4 Electrode platform, a construction technology that directly replaces the decades-old soldering methods that are widely used to manufacture solar panels. Guardian Technology is applicable to a wide variety of PV cell designs, including back-contact cell concepts and high-efficiency cell designs currently under development at Day4 Energy, the company adds.
The 60MC-I featuring Guardian Technology is in the process of receiving IEC – TUV Rheinland and UL certifications and is expected to be certified for sale in both the European and North American markets in early 2010.
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SOURCE: Day4 Energy Inc.