MegaCell signs bi-facial solar cell pact with RCT Solutions
The agreement focuses on technology transfer of MegaCell technology for industrial production of photovoltaic (PV) poly-crystalline bi-facial solar cells.
The entrepreneur and Italian PV pioneer Franco Traverso plans to use the innovative technology, co-developed with RCT Solutions of Konstanz (Germany), to expand the company’s capacity project in Europe or for PV manufacturers interested to the bi-facial cells and modules.
MegaCell and RCT have the intention to both collaborate for the set-up of other manufacturing units in countries where the PV is booming and also transferring the know-how to players which are interested in expanding their products portfolio towards PV technologies.
With a cell efficiency higher than 18.3% (with the aim to exceed this target in 2015), the new polycrystalline bi-facial high-efficiency solar cells will have a bi-faciality ratio higher than 80%.
The pilot production will start in the Megacell’s facility of Carmignano di Brenta (Padua, Italy) within the first quarter of 2015.
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