600W+ trend sweeps Intersolar South America 2022: high-power modules become preferred choice worldwide

Intersolar Mexico 2022 was held in Mexico City from September 6 to 8, putting 600W+ modules from Chinese photovoltaic companies under the spotlight. Earlier, the 600W+ trend was manifested, at Intersolar South America 2022, the largest and most influential solar trade show in Latin America, held in Sao Paolo, Brazil, from August 23 to 25. During the event about 30 module suppliers exhibited more than 40 types of 600W+ modules developed with different technologies such as PERC, HJT and TOPCon. Remarkable progress has been made in developing ultra-high power modules, which are becoming trending products globally.

More than 40 types of 600W+ modules from 30+ brands exhibited

As the largest PV event in Latin America, Intersolar South America brought together nearly 300 upstream and downstream PV companies and 44,000 PV practitioners from around the world.

All the mainstream module makers displayed 600W+ modules, and some companies even exhibited 700W+ modules, indicating the trend of high-power modules. Virtually all Chinese PV module brands exhibited 600W+ products. Top module manufacturers including Trina Solar, Canadian Solar and Risen Energy all showed their 600W+ products. In addition, many PV companies in Latin America displayed 600W+ modules, underlining the increasing popularity and marketability of ultra-high power modules.

Most 600W+ modules realized on 210 technology platform, delivering higher power with n-tech

The South American market has long been a solid supporter of 600W+ ultra-high power modules. The exhibitors – apart from JinkoSolar and JA Solar, which showed 600W+ modules based on 182mm wafer with optimized model and n-tech – displayed 600W+ modules developed all using the 210 technology. 210mm modules accounted for more than 80% of all the 600W+ products on display at Intersolar South America.

It is worth mentioning that the modules exhibited by Astronergy, Jolywood and BYD not only adopt the 210mm format, but also apply the N-type technology to take their power up to 700W+, undoubtedly further highlighting the compatibility and unlimited potential of the 210 technology platform in incorporating new technologies.

A part of 600W+ modules displayed at Intersolar South America

600W+ modules featuring “LCOE-oriented principle​” become worldwide preferred choice

In fact, 600W+ products are not only prevalent in South America, but have also become the trend at SNEC (Shanghai), the world’s most influential PV exhibition, Intersolar Europe (Munich, Germany), as well as at leading PV exhibitions in Japan, the United States and elsewhere.

600W+ modules, built on 210mm wafers, were created in China in 2020 and first launched by Trina Solar. The premise is that 600W+ products boast the benefits of high power, high efficiency, high reliability and high energy yield, resulting in low LCOE. Take Trina Solar’s 600W+ Vertex modules released in 2020 as an example. Compared with typical 500W+ modules, this product can reduce the BOS cost by 8 cents/watt. Later, Trina Solar launched 670W modules, achieving further enhancement of value.

600W+ modules, a flagship product of global mainstream companies, are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. 600W+ modules based on the 210 technology platform have become the preferred choice worldwide. At the same time, outdated 500W modules with low power are disappearing from the market.