Commercial perovskite solar modules by UtmoLight showcased at recent trade show

It was reported that China’s UtmoLight showcased its first full perovskite PV module at the recent SNEC PV event in Shanghai, underscoring the technology’s ongoing shift toward commercialization. The Module UL-M12-G1 measures 1,200 mm x 600 mm and is available in four power classes, ranging from 110 W to 130 W.

UtmoLight's President was quoted saying that the first target for the new perovskite modules will be building-integrated PV (BIPV) applications. Unlike crystalline modules, the translucent perovskite panels can be tinted in any color. UtmoLight offers modules strung into a single sheet of glass measuring 2.4 meters by 1.2 meters for building integration.


The panels have reportedly passed all IEC testing for solar modules and can withstand a 2,300-hour UV bath at 1,000 watts per square meter and 60 C, for 12 years of operation without degradation. The Company has been developing perovskite technology since 2018 and has stated that it solved the early degradation problem. It offers a 10-year product warranty and a 25-year warranty on linear degradation.

According to UtmoLight's President, the product is already on sale, with several kilowatt-scale projects installed in China and Japan. He expects installations to reach the megawatt scale by the end of the year.

The Company is building a new line with 1 GW of annual manufacturing capacity. The production line, set for completion this year in Wuxi, China, will produce modules measuring 2.2 meters by 1.2 meters.

UtmoLight has set up a working group to develop perovskite silicon tandem cells, aiming for efficiency ratings above 30%. 

Posted: Jun 18,2024 by Roni Peleg