The largest global solar module manufacturer LONGi announced that by the end of 2022, total shipments of its Hi-MO 5 module exceeded 50GW. Cumulatively, the shipments are now approaching 100 million panels.
The module was first released in June 2020, and is based on 182mm cells and gallium-doped, half-cell, crackless smart soldering technology. It received industry recognition, including awards from Intersolar as well as TÜV Rheinland for energy yield simulation.
The market share of these modules is 70%
According to industry sources, the market share for 182 modules saw a rapid increase during 2022, moving from 27% in 2021 to a current high of 70%.
LONGi’s latest module, the Hi-MO 6, was released in November and offers an increase in efficiency along with a range of other new features. The Artist line of the Hi-MO 6, which focuses on aesthetic features for architectural and design use, has already been featured in residential applications in Sweden and Finland.
Efficiency improvements stem from intensive research and development
The Hi-MO 5 milestone announcement closely followed the company’s latest efficiency breakthroughs. In December, its research institute achieved two new cell efficiency world records: 26.56% for a p-type HJT cell and 26.09% for an indium-free HJT cell. These were based on an M6 full-size mono-crystalline silicon wafer and its self-developed mass production process, with the results certified by Germany’s Hamelin Solar Energy Research Institute (ISFH).
LONGi is committed to being the world’s leading solar technology company
Founded in 2000, LONGi is committed to being the world’s leading solar technology company, focusing on customer-driven value creation for full scenario energy transformation.
Under its mission of ‘making the best of solar energy to build a green world’, LONGi has dedicated itself to technology innovation and established five business sectors, covering mono silicon wafers cells and modules, commercial & industrial distributed solar solutions, green energy solutions and hydrogen equipment. The company has honed its capabilities to provide green energy and has more recently, also embraced green hydrogen products and solutions to support global zero carbon development. www.longi.com/en