A joint venture between Silfab and Morgan Solar brings together two companies in the solar industry to share their expertise and experience to produce large quantities of high-quality photovoltaic modules at internationally competitive costs.
The announcement highlights advancements made by the parties in using advanced low concentration optics into a standard solar module, manufactured using standard processes. Low concentration modules use significantly less silicon in the manufacturing process than conventional modules, and generate a similar amount of electricity. Reduced cells and silicon use per-module can reduce overall module costs by as much as 30%.
Morgan Solar has developed its revolutionary SimbaX Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) module and Savanna dual-axis tracker - two solar energy technologies that fundamentally change the economics of solar power. The company recently received a significant investment from the Canadian government through the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) for development of both the SimbaX panel as well as the translucent SPOTlight panel. Silfab, which has leveraged its decades of solar experience and international partnerships, has continually invested in automating its manufacturing process that has positioned the company as the leading North American supplier of high-quality PV solar modules. New manufacturing methods, such as fully automated bussing, has helped Silfab to drive down the price of solar modules by reducing production costs. Silfab's manufacturing process is ranked among the most automated in the world.