North American-based Silfab Solar has revealed its plans to introduce TOPCon solar modules in early 2024. The company is targeting the U.S. commercial and residential markets with these modules.
These TOPCon solar modules are claimed to offer increased power output, improved efficiency in low-light conditions, consistent performance in high temperatures, and better shade tolerance.
Silfab announced its intention to be the first U.S. solar manufacturer to deliver modules containing US-made n-type TOPCon cells in 2024. This move aims to strengthen Silfab’s supply chain and ensure the quality of components for its panels.
The product lineup includes the Silfab Commercial NTC modules, expected to be available in the first half of 2024. These modules, manufactured exclusively in the U.S., target commercial applications and come with a 25-year product warranty and a 30-year linear performance warranty.
Silfab also plans to introduce the Silfab Prime NTC modules, designed for the U.S. residential solar market. These modules, featuring a black aesthetic, will be exclusively manufactured in North America.
In addition to the module announcement, Silfab disclosed plans to commence cell production at its third U.S. facility in mid- to late-2024.
This facility will have an initial annual capacity of 1 GW for cell production and an additional 1.2 GW for PV solar module assembly.
Under the current production schedule, Silfab will incorporate US-made n-type TOPCon cells into its TOPCon solar modules. These modules will be assembled entirely at a U.S. facility, with deliveries expected later in 2024.
Furthermore, Silfab Solar announced the launch of the next-generation Silfab Elite 430 BG+ in early 2024. This panel, known for its efficiency and durability, will incorporate additional half-cell features to enhance power output and durability.