New manufacturing facility for half-cell leapton solar panels is underway. At present, the company is in the process of installation and testing of automated manufacturing lanes to increase production throughput, efficiency and QC. This facility is expected to produce the new 9BB half-cell modules with 400W capacity. These modules will be introduced to the public during the Solar Solutions 2020 expo.
The company reached some significant milestones in 2019. A 50% year-on-year increase in sales, launch of a new warehouse of over 8,700 sq.m, introduction of automatic manufacturing lanes, renewal of the Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories (JET) certification till 2024, and over 45MW of shipments just in the month of September. Leapton’s half-cell modules started large-scale production from early 2019. The current plan is to expand its module production capacity from 500MW to 1 GW by the end of 2020.
Furthermore, as of now, they are also in Australia’s Clean Energy regulator’s solar panel validation (SPV) list. The list is a scheme to ensure the quality of the solar panels installed in the country by ensuring varables like manufacturer’s warranty, Australian performance standards, and eligibility for SRES certificates.
source: leapton solar