Next Energy & Resources Co Ltd released a solar panel with a high load capacity Jan 29, 2019.
The new product comes in two models. One is a PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) type using monocrystalline silicon (Si) cells, and the other is a polycrystalline Si type.
Next Energy realized a snow load capacity of 10,000Pa (top side, mechanical load capacity, including a wind load capacity) and wind load capacity of 10,000Pa (back side, mechanical load capacity) by increasing the thickness of glass cover and making improvements to the frame.
As a module, the new product can deal with a maximum snow accumulation of 3m, maximum wind velocity of 46m/s and installation height of 30m.