A powerful duo: IBC SOLAR cooperates with Jolywood

Cape Town, South Africa, December 12, 2022 - IBC SOLAR, a leading full-service provider of SOLAR energy solutions, cooperates with Jolywood, one of the leading manufacturers of bifacial modules with n-type cells and TOPCon technology. IBC SOLAR is thus expanding its portfolio with a bifacial high-performance module with 560 watts of power which is the Jolywood Niwa JW-HD144N that can now be ordered in South Africa through IBC SOLAR. Thanks to its beautiful aesthetics, it is particularly suitable both for residential and commercial applications.

Jolywood is one of the pioneers in n-type TOPCon solar cells and at the same time one of the largest backsheet manufacturers. IBC SOLAR has been using Jolywood’s backsheets in its own modules for a long time. With the integration of bifacial modules into the IBC SOLAR portfolio, a deeper cooperation is now emerging.

Jolywood’s robust high-performance glass-glass modules have a particularly high module efficiency and lower degradation than conventional p-type solar cells. They also offer a better temperature coefficient and a bifacial coefficient of 80 percent. Thus, the rear side of the modules can achieve 80 percent of the capacity of the front side. Modules that are active on both sides thus provide an increased energy yield. This makes them up to 25 percent more profitable than conventional modules on the same surface, depending on the ground characteristics.

The Jolywood Niwa JW-HD144N module with an output of 560 watts is expected to be available to IBC SOLAR customers in South Africa by January 2023 and can now be pre-ordered. With excellent performance in weak light conditions, the module delivers high yields, even in low-light conditions on cloudy or foggy days. Thanks to a very low degradation of the n-type cells of only 0.40 percent, the modules are particularly durable.

"We have a strong emphasis on the needs of our customers. We are delighted that in Jolywood we have found a partner with whom we are able to continue ensuring the availability of high-quality and durable solar modules in the residential sector," explains Stefan Horstmann, COO of IBC SOLAR AG. "With its innovative cell concept, Jolywood is a manufacturer with potential for the future. The high-performance products make an excellent addition to our portfolio."

Alan Xie, Deputy General Manager of Jolywood, adds: "We are delighted to be working with one of the leading system houses for photovoltaics and energy storage in Europe. Many years of experience and the strong focus on quality and customer satisfaction make IBC SOLAR an ideal partner to successfully position our leading n-type PV cell and module technology in the European target markets."