Meyer Burger Sets New Industry Standards, Unveils High Performance Solar Modules At The First Of Its Digital Products


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EQS Group-News: Meyer Burger Technology AG / Keyword (s): People / Product launch
04/27/2021 / 06:41

In an online product premiere on its website and social media channels, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd will unveil its new high-performance solar modules today at 3 p.m. (CEST, April 27, 2021). A recording will be available after the live premiere on the company’s website as well as on Meyer Burger’s YouTube and Facebook channels. Three patent-protected product variants will be presented, all manufactured using proprietary heterojunction / SmartWire technology at the company’s own production facilities in Germany.

Based on the guiding principle “The best. From here. For tomorrow”, Meyer Burger sets new industry standards with its new solar modules in terms of performance, origin and durability. “We optimize our solar modules for maximum energy yield. They bring decisive differences to conventional products, ”said Moritz Borgmann, Head of Global Sales and Marketing as Managing Director of Meyer Burger (Industries) GmbH. “The next-generation solar cells, which we interconnect with our proprietary SmartWire interconnect technology, allow our customers to achieve up to 20% more energy efficiency on the same roof area.” The significantly higher energy efficiency over the lifetime is made possible by a first-class module conversion efficiency of up to 21.8%. In addition, Meyer Burger modules produce significantly more energy from each watt-peak. For example, modules lose very little performance due to high temperatures, low light conditions, or non-perpendicular incidence of light.

Borgmann noted that there is only one product feature in which the company follows the standard: “We get this peak energy efficiency and module power of up to 400 peak watts without having to expand. modules, as our competitors do. This allows installers to get the most out of their customers’ roofs and work with modules of familiar size and manageable weight. ”

The company initially offers the three product variants Meyer Burger White, Black and Glass in the roof market for residential customers and small businesses. Meyer Burger solar modules have a consistent “full cell” appearance, even when half cells are used. Due to the proprietary SmartWire interconnect technology, the “Meyer Burger Black” in particular appears uniformly black. Heterojunction / SmartWire technology also effectively prevents “microcracks”, a major cause of pervasive performance degradation. In addition, Meyer Burger uses a special backsheet which significantly increases the strength and durability of the modules and therefore also their lifetime energy efficiency. All variants therefore exhibit superior longevity, supported by performance guarantees of over 92% for “Meyer Burger White” and “Meyer Burger Black” after 25 years, and even more than 93% for “Meyer Burger Glass”. particularly robust after 30 years. years. This module with a transparent glass back is bifacial, which means that the light captured on the back is also converted into electricity. The module sets a record for the highest bifacial output of a solar module ever by volume, with a so-called bifaciality factor of 90%. The panel achieves a combined power of over 430 peak watts under standard measurement conditions (BSTC). A special and exclusive “gap-less” cell arrangement also allows optimum use of the module surface area, which further increases energy efficiency.

Meyer Burger relies on “local” products, with its own technology, developed at its Swiss and German sites. As a result, the company also has a short, medium and long term roadmap that guarantees its long term technological leadership. Both solar cells and modules are manufactured in factories in the heart of Europe. The resulting proximity to customers – end customers, installers and wholesalers – is a unique differentiator for Meyer Burger. The company also strives to build its supply chains locally where possible. Already today, all the silicon used as well as other components come from Europe. Meyer Burger thus also contributes to Europe’s strategic independence in key photovoltaic technology and to the resilience of supply chains.

Meyer Burger’s products are aimed at customers who think about “tomorrow” also with regard to solar modules and who attach great importance to sustainability. The modules are manufactured to the highest social and environmental standards, as evidenced, among other things, by a substantial subsidy from the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, for a significantly more environmentally friendly manufacturing compared to current production technologies. Meyer Burger’s factories in Germany derive 100% of their electrical energy from renewable sources. In addition, the modules are all free of toxic lead and therefore already comply with the European RoHS regulation (Directive 2011/65 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 8, 2011 on the limitation of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical equipment. and electronics), for which the photovoltaic industry currently benefits from a temporary exemption. In addition, Meyer Burger strives to find a solution for almost complete recycling of modules, contributing to the circular economy.

For the sale of its new high efficiency solar modules, Meyer Burger works with leading international distributors including: BayWa re, IBC Solar, KdiSolar, Krannich Solar, Memodo, Solarmarkt, Solen Energy Europe and Sonepar Germany. Meyer Burger thus manages to cover its target markets of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux, Italy, France, Poland, United Kingdom, Nordic countries and states. -United. Further channel partners are available at www.meyerburger.com and will also be announced in the coming weeks. Installers can order from partners now, with delivery of the first modules starting before the end of July 2021. Private and commercial end customers interested in Meyer Burger solar modules can find specialist partners and installers at www.meyerburger.com or on the site the new Meyer Burger application, available for download in the app stores (iOS and Android) and offers additional services around Meyer Burger solar modules, including a solar calculator, a directory of installers for end customers and a installers area. Meyer Burger will continue to expand its digital services for its customers in the future.

Meyer Burger continues to develop its sales and marketing organization. From May, Meyer Burger will also strengthen its management team with a well-known solar sales expert in the market: Sven Stoffers will report to Managing Director Moritz Borgmann as Sales Manager and will be responsible for Meyer Burger’s sales activities in the whole world except the United States. Sven Stoffers has many years of experience building sales organizations and successfully selling solar modules. After holding senior sales positions at SolarWorld AG, he most recently served as sales manager for the DACH region at solar module manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS.

The new production facilities in Bitterfeld-Wolfen and Freiberg will open at the end of May and then gradually start mass production. In a first phase, an annual nominal capacity of 400 MW will be put in place, which will be increased to 5 GW by 2026.

Product first online: The product premiere can be viewed and more information is available from today (April 27, 3 p.m. CEST) on the website www.meyerburger.com and on the Meyer Burger channels on YouTube and Facebook. The English language product premiere will start at 3:30 p.m.

Media contacts:

Meyer Burger Technology AG
Anne Schneider
Head of corporate communications
M. +49 174 349 17 90
[email protected]

Dynamics Group AG
Andreas Durisch
Senior partner
Phone. + 41 43 268 27 47
M. +41 79 358 87 32
[email protected]

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