During PV Taiwan 2017, report was in circulation on the merger of some Taiwanese PV cell and module makers, underscoring the attempt among local players to form into alliances, which, along with strong government backing for the green industry, will give the industry's development a strong boost.
With a successful transition from a PV cell manufacturer to a EPC provider, BIG SUN displayed iPV tracker, coupled with BiFi Glory bifacial module of Neo Solar Power, in PV Taiwan 2017, catching the attention of many visitors. Summer Luo, chairman of BIG SUN, points out that to match bifacial module, the 6-panel iPV tracker has a frame structure with special design, featuring less beams and a side frame positioned in compliance with the module entirely, which can avoid shadow produced by light from the back.
Luo stresses that without compromising safety, which is of utmost importance, the number of beams of the frame of a iPV tracker, whose structure has wind-proof certification, has been reduced, to avoid the effect of shadow on bifacial modules’ power generation, cut the weight of the whole rack, and lower material cost.
|Pulley of iPV structure|
iPV tracker is mainly for application in large-scale PV projects. "iPV is rotatable, creating a landscaping effect and beautifying the environment," remarks Luo.
With customers having become ever more demanding, Luo is highly confident of iPV tracker's quality and performance, facilitating the plan to tap the U.S. market. The company has offered a preferential package to attract potential customers.
|To match bifacial modules, the side frame has a design which minimizes blockage of light from the back.|
Luo notes that 2017 is a year of strategic integration and cooperation for the local PV industry, as evidenced by the setup of a joint-venture PV firm by Neo Solar Power, Gintech, and Solartech and a joint-venture module firm by Motech and Gigasolar.
In the same vein, BIG SUN is carrying out a capital increment plan in the hopes of soliciting investments by major international firms to tap Taiwan's PV power generation market, and to extend Taiwan’s presence and opportunities in the global market, which is forecasted to grow strongly in the future.