Sanyo Canada launches first bifacial solar module
Canada spots its first bifacial photovoltaic solar module with the unveiling of Sanyo Canada Inc. and Avacos Solar Energy’s installation at DuROCK Alfacing International Ltd.’s headquarters. This installation combines Sanyo’s HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer) Double bifacial solar photovoltaic modules and Tio-Coat reflective roof membrane. The Sanyo HIT Double PV is capable of generating energy from both the sides due to which, 30% more energy is generated as compared to common PV modules. The Tio-Coat is a roof coating made of elastomeric urethane. It provides 89% solar radiation reflectivity and weather resistance. Together, the HIT Double PV and Tio-Coat membrane will help provide energy for DuROCK and also reduce the cooling cost of the building. An increased PV module output and higher exposure to solar radiation is gained due to the combination of these two products with its 10kW grid-tied arrangement. According to president of Avacos Solar Energy, Sandro Costa, this is a win-win situation for the client and a great example of how combination of two technologies can help boost the solar industry.