Silevo manufactures the ‘tunneling junction’ solar cell for its Triex solar panels.
Silevo solar panels incorporate hybrid technology, this couples the best attributes of 3
different materials: (1) N-type crystalline substrate, 2) Thin Film Passivation, 3)
Semiconductor oxide to optimize cell and solar panel performance while limiting costs. Silevo’s
breakthrough cell innovation coupled with traditional crystalline silicon (c-Si) package
techniques enable Silevo Triex solar panels to optimize all three performance indicators in
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In addition to demonstrating excellent conversion efficiencies, Triex hybrid technology is demonstrating
real-world energy harvest benefits: California Energy Commission (CEC)’s test results
rank Silevo solar panels first among modules that employ crystalline silicon (c-Si)
layers. The CEC compiles a list of top modules, taking into consideration PV-USA Test Conditions (PTC),
which classify module performance at a more realistic, real-world environmental condition of elevated
air temperature. Typically, modules are categorized by Standard Test Conditions (STC), which are
measured and reviewed at a much lower, controlled lab cell temperature.
Milestones for Silevo Solar Panels
Cell efficiency records have become a classic marketing tool over the past few years, however the time
lag between records from the lab to those records entering the fab continue to be a lengthy one.
However, the focus on module quality, via real-world energy harvesting or resistance to
Potential Induced Degradation (PID), is becoming more prevalent. In that department,
Silevo has just announced some impressive third-party results. The California Energy Commission (CEC)’s
test results, regarding PV-USA Test Conditions (PTC), declared that Silevo’s Triex solar panels came top
of the list for c-Si layered modules.
CEC’s PTC/STC ratio (real-world performance divided by controlled lab environment
performance) for Triex solar panels ranked first at 93.49 percent, thanks to the
technology’s inherent value of using materials and a device structure with very low cell temperature
coefficients. As a result, its real-world performance is world class for technologies that employ c-Si
layers, and its performance ratio exceeds that of all other advanced technologies that employ
heterojunction, interdigitated back contact, as well as selective emitter techniques that are being
commercialized by players today.
Triex solar panels recently passed stringent Potential Induced Degradation (PID) and extended Damp Heat
(DH) testing, during which modules are biased at high voltages and also exposed to elevated temperatures
and humidity levels. The PID and DH tests were conducted by Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC), a TÜV
SÜD America’s partner for PV testing.