LONGi: At the Edge of PV Technology Innovation
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the worldwide energy capacity is expected to expand by 56 percent over the next few years, reaching 270GW by 2026. This growth is expected to be largely boosted by solar energy and utility-scale batteries, with tax incentives driving the expansion via wide-scale adoption. The increased demand for renewable power and energy storage infrastructure is creating new opportunities for companies in the solar power production and technology distribution supply chain, which must respond to the growing demand.
As the demand for industrial, commercial and residential photovoltaic (PV) solutions with higher conversion efficiency, long-term reliability and aesthetically pleasing systems continues to develop at a rapid pace, LONGi has introduced Hi-MO6, its first module with Hybrid Passivated Back Contact (HPBC) technology, designed exclusively for the globally distributed consumer market.
“Longi has always been a pioneer in the development of technologies,” said Antonio Morales, Sr. Sales Manager Mexico, LONGi Green Energy Technology. The company is committed to be the leader in the creation of value by boosting the global energy transition. In 2021, LONGi became the first solar technological company to ship over 30GW of PV modules to clients in one year.
HPBC technology is considered a milestone in the development of solar cell technology since its unique design allows it to achieve a maximum efficiency of 25.3 percent in mass production. In addition, the new product is designed to fulfill the needs of various scenarios and extreme weather conditions, making the offer superior in efficiency, safety and aesthetics.
LONGi’s Hi-MO 6 has become one of the most reliable photovoltaic modules on the market because it uses a revolutionary technological design and employs a back contact one-line welding structure instead of the traditional structure, improving the module’s resistance to cracking while delivering a higher level of safety and reliability.
Moreover, the new line of products has improved light absorption capacity, a higher module output efficiency and greater power generation in different environments such as low radiation, high temperature and oblique light. HPBC technology has improved resistance to module micro-cracking, maximizing product reliability.
The Hi-MO 6 Series includes four product lines that are adhered to the 182mm standard. The HI-MO 6 Explorer improves performance, while the Hi-MO 6 Scientist delivers the maximum module efficiency. Meanwhile, the Hi-MO 6 Guardian is a pre-installed optimizer. What is more, LONGi is introducing colored photovoltaic modules with the Hi-MO6 Artist.
The products offer excellent power production performance as they generate 10% more energy than PERC modules and boast 6% more installation capacity. Moreover, this technology guarantees stable energy generation in high-temperature conditions. “LONGi wants to increase the module efficiency, which is the most important issue,” added Morales.
LONGi is also introducing LONGi Hydrogen in its bid to become a leading hydrogen technology player, too. This solution effectively reduces the levelized cost of hydrogen, which brings a wealth of benefits but remains somewhat costly as an energy solution. “There is a lot of interest in the implementation of hydrogen solutions in the mining and natural gas sectors, mainly because of the fuel savings this resource represents,” highlighted Morales.
LONGi has dedicated itself to technology innovation through five business lines covering mono-silicon wafers, cells and modules, commercial and industrial (C&I) distributed generation (DG) solar solutions, green energy solutions and hydrogen equipment. Latin America is a strategic region for the company and it has invested in a large marketing, logistics and legal team.