Silfab Solar has released its next-generation solar module, ELITE, to installers throughout the United States.
Silfab ELITE uses the company’s proprietary X-pattern technology, which combines an integrated cell design with a conductive backsheet to create a more efficient and powerful solar panel. Silfab ELITE is rated at 410 W and 21.4% efficiency.
Solar Power World checked out the solar panel concept at last year’s RE+ trade show. A conductive backsheet is set first, with back-contact solar cells over top that have connecting points specifically placed for the conductive backsheet. There are no busbars, which means fewer chances for microcracking and busbar hotspots. The front of the Silfab module is black, with no interruptions, for incredible aesthetics for residential customers.
“Silfab has designed, engineered, and developed the most powerful and absolutely stunning solar panel exclusively manufactured in the United States. With its all-black sleek look, ELITE provides the aesthetics homeowners have been looking for,” said Paolo Maccario, Silfab’s Chief Executive Officer. “ELITE is another example of Silfab’s 40-year record of technological and engineering prowess that gives American homeowners and businesses the energy independence they deserve. ELITE puts American solar products back on top.”
Silfab’s line of solar panels are manufactured in two factories in Washington and at its flagship factory in Ontario, Canada. The company is also exploring manufacturing in the Southeast United States.