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Meet ‘Thunder’: A new 21.3% efficient PV panel series by AE Solar

AE Solar has launched a new 380-400 W solar PV panel series, “Thunder”, which features PERC monocrystalline technology and efficiencies of up to 21.3%.

Germany-based Tier 1 solar manufacturer AE Solar has launched a new high efficiency PV module series. Overall, there are five versions of the Thunder panel available, with power ratings ranging from 380-400 W.

The panels comprise high efficiency PERC monocrystalline cells with efficiencies of between 20.3-21.3%. The open circuit voltage spans 49.1-49.6 V and the short circuit current, 9.93-10.12 A. In terms of size, the panels are 1,646 x 1,140 x 35 mm and weigh 20.5 kg. They can be used at operating temperatures of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius and their operating temperature coefficient is -0.34% per degree Celsius.

According to AE Solar, the new panel series has gained lots of attention from the targeted audiences and pre-orders have started earlier than planned. In a statement released, it said, “The solar industry is advancing at a rapid pace. Solar equipment continues to become more powerful and more resilient while becoming less expensive.

“As a result, Thunder- the most efficient next-generation solar panels series has just been introduced by the company. A winning combination of highest-wattage and modern aesthetic guarantees to maximize your benefit from a solar investment. Panels are distinguished amongst other AE Solar products by their unique features in design, increased power and highest efficiency.”

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AE Solar Founder and CEO, Alexander Maier, added, “I am excited to share the news of our Thunder Launch. Regardless of the challenges of 2020, renewable energy appears as a beginning of optimism for a better, cleaner future. Over the last year, my international team and I have been hard at work, revitalizing our brand and portfolio.

“AE Solar has focused on developing our assortment following the needs of the market and our clients. As a moment of reflection, Powerful, the most efficient and steady Thunder has been just developed. As we say – Thunder more power, Thunder more savings! We always will dedicate our production and service to the consumer’s needs.”

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Source: pv magazine