ARZON SOLAR INTRODUCES THE 2.70 KW UMODULE, THE HIGHEST POWER, HIGHEST EFFICIENCY PV MODULE IN THE WORLD
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Seal Beach, CA – February 19, 2015: Arzon Solar, LLC, the world’s premier designer and manufacturer of high performance concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar modules and systems, is introducing a new CPV platform called the “Universal Module” (uModule™). Performing with 30% efficiency, the uModule is the highest efficiency and highest power commercially available PV module in the world. The uModule is rated at 2.70 kW DC CSTC (2.30 kW DC CSOC).
The uModule is a fully integrated, easy-to-install, and easy-to-ship CPV module designed for robust and reliable performance. The uModule is available for individual order or can be installed into several uModule-enabled systems also offered by Arzon Solar. Whether the solar need is off grid, commercial, distributed generation, net metering, or utility scale, the uModule will provide the highest performance energy solution in sunny and dry climes.
“Before uModule, CPV products and companies were mainly interested in servicing utility scale customers despite having clear energy density, land sensitivity and performance advantages in nearly every niche of the solar market. We designed the uModule platform to work seamlessly with different Arzon Solar systems, from 5.5kW to 33.2kW, as well as third-party tracking solutions,” says Adam Plesniak, Vice President of Engineering at Arzon Solar. “Our team leveraged decades of technology and product experience to create a competitive, high performance, flexible and robust CPV module that generates some serious solar energy.”
“In my 25 years in this business, I consider the uModule for its manufacturing simplicity, application versatility and powerful performance a major transformation for the industry. This is the tipping point to bring CPV from the upstream to the mainstream.” stated Vahan Garboushian, Chief Executive Officer of Arzon Solar.
Arzon Solar’s uModule systems are available for preorder now and will be manufactured in the US. Arzon Solar expects to begin delivery of uModules in the third quarter of 2015.
About Arzon Solar
Arzon Solar LLC is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) commercial solar power systems. Arzon Solar is powered by Amonix technology, experience and expertise. Based on advanced photovoltaic solar cells developed for use in spacecraft, Arzon Solar commercial solar power systems require no water for power production and uses land more efficiently – all while producing more energy per acre than any other commercially available solar energy technology. Arzon Solar is located in Seal Beach, California. For more information, visit http://www.arzonsolar.com .
AMONIX ACHEIVES WORLD RECORD 35.9% MODULE EFFICIENCY RATING AT NREL
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Seal Beach, CA – August 20, 2013: Amonix Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems, announced today that it has achieved a National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) efficiency rating of 35.9% under recently adopted CPV IEC test conditions of 1000 W/m2 and 25°C cell temperature. Data for the rating was generated by an Amonix module under outdoor test at NREL from late February to April of this year.
The result is the highest ever independently rated module efficiency for any PV technology and is the first time NREL quantified the rating for a concentrator module with the cells at 25°C instead of at operating temperature. Amonix worked with NREL to help mature this measurement process. The result continues Amonix’s history of leading the world in solar module efficiency, setting a module efficiency record of 34.9% at CSOC (concentrator standard operating conditions) in April, 2013 and the first to break 33% CSOC module efficiency in May 2012.
“This 35.9% IEC CSTC module efficiency is a direct comparison to PV module efficiencies, which are often reported at IEC standard test conditions,” said Vahan Garboushian, Amonix Founder and CTO. Mr. Garboushian continues, “With the advent of higher efficiency cells from companies like Solar Junction, Amonix anticipates achieving considerably higher module efficiencies and breaking our currently standing world records in the very near future.”
Amonix is the recognized leader in designing and manufacturing concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems that require no water in power production, use land better, and produce more energy per acre than any other solar technology. With the longest track record of real-world CPV deployments in the industry, Amonix is proven to be the best choice for solar power systems in sunny and dry climates. Amonix is located in Seal Beach, California. For more information, visit http://www.amonix.com.