World’s First Large-Scale Production of Perovskite Solar Panels Planned in the USA
American company Revkor and German firm H2 Gemini have announced plans to establish the world’s largest production facility for perovskite solar panels in the USA within a year. The first 5 GW per year capacity complex will begin production in the second quarter of 2024, aiming to reach its full 20 GW per year capacity by the end of 2025. This innovative venture reflects the USA’s ambition to lead in the solar panel industry.
Partners are currently constructing the initial manufacturing area covering approximately 93,000 m², and work has started on a research facility of similar size. The location in Utah, near Salt Lake City, allows for potential financial incentives and subsidies from local and state authorities.
Notably, the German equipment manufacturer H2 Gemini will share production secrets and technologies with the American side, enabling ongoing research to enhance perovskite solar panels, graphene, and various other materials and processes.
Furthermore, Revkor has acquired a license from Suzhou Maxwell Technology to utilize heterojunction (HJT) solar panel manufacturing processes in North America and the Middle East. As a result, the new panels will combine the most advanced solar photovoltaic technologies—perovskite and HJT—expected to achieve efficiency above 22%, surpassing conventional silicon cells.
H2 Gemini will contribute technology, industrial equipment, and process control for installation and production launch, while Revkor will oversee the construction, requiring considerable investments. Revkor hopes to recoup some of the costs through new infrastructure initiatives in the USA, including the Infrastructure Act and CHIPS Act.
Perovskite solar panels offer advantages in relatively simple manufacturing processes, such as using inkjet technologies. Similarly, heterojunction technology simplifies production through fewer steps and lower-temperature processes. However, the implementation of new production equipment remains costly and requires further practical exploration.
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