S-Energy Co., Ltd., a South Korean PV modules manufacturer, will introduce several innovations at this year’s Intersolar North America exhibition. The new products to be on display are S-Crane, 1,500-V Modules, and G2G Modules.
S-Crane– engineered in Germany, the sole purpose of this crane is to minimize the duration of construction, which can significantly drive down the EPC costs by down 15%. By utilizing the carefully designed, state-of-the-art suction technology, this crane allows the installation of 11 modules simultaneously. With a reach of 8 meters (approximately 3 rows of arrays), this vehicle will be able to lower the amount of labor cost by 10%, which has already been drawing attention in the European and North American markets.
1,500-V Modules–S-Energy is the first in the industry to have received the 1,500-V certification by UL and the new modules will be equipped with advanced materials for improved performance with stronger tolerances for higher voltages. By increasing the number of modules in a single array, this product has been proven to reduce the amount of electrical materials by 14%, leading to a 10% decrease in the balance of system (BoS) cost.
Glass-to-Glass (G2G) Modules– a frameless, PID-free PV module with a warranty term of 30 years and an annual degradation rate of 0.35%. With glass sheets on the module's front and back, S-Energy's G2G modules provide homeowners with a more modern look, compared to standard PV modules.
The company's US operations and wholly-owned subsidiary, S-Energy America, had completed the installation and grid connection of 3.33 MW of solar carport structures at two Los Angeles County, California school districts in 2014. S-Energy America provides AD/CVD-free, Korean-made modules to major residential and commercial solar installers throughout North America.