MegaCell S.r.l., an Italian PV manufacturer owned by Mega Group, and RCT Solutions, which develops state of the art solar cell technology, announce together the signature of a Technical Co-development and License Agreement for the technology transfer in favour of MegaCell for the industrial production of PV poly-crystalline bifacial solar cells.
This agreement represents a big step at global level in the PV sector, given the uniqueness of the polycrystalline PV Bifacial solar cells technology, to be industrially applied. In particular, the entrepreneur and Italian PV pioneer Mr. Franco Traverso has a plan to use this very innovative technology, co-developed with RCT Solutions of Konstanz (Germany), for its expansion 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 to expand their products portfolio towards the new frontier of PV: the kWh’s competitiveness generated by solar vs. conventional/fossil fuel systems.
“I feel very excited about this new collaboration with RCT Solutions and particularly with Peter Fath, who is one of the major experts of the PV sector at global level”, said Franco Traverso, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MegaCell.
“We are very happy to partner with MegaCell, which is one of the leading qualified manufacturers that is concretely investing in the state of the art of the bi-facial polycrystalline technology, allowing our technology to be moved to a massive production step”, said Peter Fath, Chief Executive Officer of RCT Solutions.
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.