San Antonio-based solar panel maker Mission Solar Energy LLC plans to debut four new solar panel models at the Solar Power International trade show and conference in Anaheim, California next week. The panels are touted as Mission’s most powerful solar panels to date.
“Our objective is to provide customers with the very best technology and services the industry has to offer,” Mission Solar Energy President and CEO Jae Yang said in a statement. “Launching our new product line will allow us to deliver high performance modules at competitive pricing.”
Working out its manufacturing plant and office at Brooks in south San Antonio, engineers designed three of the new models of solar panels using passivated emitter and rear cell, or PERC, solar cells while the fourth uses monocrystalline solar cells.
Designed using 60 PERC solar cells and a black background, the MSE PERC 60 produces 310 watts of power. A new model with a white background version boosts that power output to 315 watts per panel. Using 72 monocrystalline solar cells, the MSE Mono 72 produces 350 watts of electricity per panel and is touted as being ideal for commercial and utility-scale projects.
In its most powerful model to date, the MSE PERC 72 was designed using 72 PERC solar cells to produce 370 watts of power. Designed to endure extreme weather conditions, Mission said the panel is ideal for commercial and utility-scale projects.
Production for the new panels is expected to ramp up in the fourth quarter making the products available in early 2019. In addition to improved performance, Mission’s new products will also feature a 12-year warranty — an upgrade from the 10-year warranty offered for the company’s current modules.