Dutch solar panel manufacturer Solage has announced two versions of its lightweight mono-PERC solar panels for rooftop applications. The module powers are 470–520 W and efficiencies 17.4–19.2%.
The European manufacturer offers panels in two versions – Solo and Solo Ultra Low Carbon, with carbon footprints of 629 kg CO2 eq/kWp to 596 kg CO2 eq/kWp and 489 kg CO2 eq/kWp to 442 kg CO2 eq. /kWp. They are claimed to have a 25% and 60% smaller carbon footprint than traditional modules. Solarge says the solar panels are designed to be circular, so they can be completely recycled at the end of their 25-year lifespan.
The power of the products varies from 470 W to 520 W and the power conversion efficiency is 17.4% to 19.2%. Their open circuit voltage ranges from 49.8 V to 49.9 V and short circuit current from 12.73 A to 13.4 A.
The dimensions of the panels are 2,335 mm x 1,138 mm x 47 mm and the weight is 14.5 kg.
Solarge says it focuses on developing lightweight products that are suitable for installation on roofs with limited load-bearing capacity, which eliminates the need for extensive roof reinforcement. It claims a module weight of 5.5kg per square meter thanks to strong and lightweight polymers.
The modules can be used with a maximum system voltage of 1500 V. Their temperature coefficient is -0.36% per C and the operating temperature is -40 C to 85 C.
The new panels have a 16-year product warranty and a 25-year performance warranty. The final power of 25 years is guaranteed to be at least 80.2% of the nominal starting power.
Solarge said it plans to begin customer deliveries by June. It wants to expand its production capacity from the current 20,000 solar panels per year to 600,000 solar panels.