ZNShine Partners With Ampt to Launch Optimized Solar PV Modules

August 08, 2012 by Jeff Shepard

ZNShine, a manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, announced a partnership with Ampt to offer global customers what they describe as a smart solar module that lowers overall PV system costs and increases energy output for maximum module performance. Under the terms of the partnership, ZNShine will incorporate Ampt’s power conversion technology in its solar panels via Shoals Technologies’ MultiLink™ junction box to deliver more energy per module, while helping system integrators to lower the cost of balance-of-system (BOS) components.

"We are pleased to announce this partnership with Ampt," said Conny Axel Hulverscheidt, director of marketing at ZNShine. "Our optimized PV modules leveraging Ampt technology will further the adoption of our solar module solution in the U.S. market, while strengthening and diversifying our product portfolio available to existing commercial customers in Europe and Asia."

ZNShine’s smart solar module integrates the Shoals MultiLink Accessory Module powered by Ampt, which uses Ampt’s innovative dc-dc module-level optimizers and patented Smart Panel Technology™. Ampt’s optimizers maximize output by delivering the full available power of each solar module and recovering lost energy from non-uniform degradation. The ZNShine modules, powered by Ampt, also lower the cost of other system components including the central or string inverter, cabling and combiner boxes to decrease overall PV system cost and significantly reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE).

"ZNShine has an excellent reputation in Europe and Asia, and we are excited to announce this partnership, as it will allow our technology to reach a broader market," said Levent Gun, CEO at Ampt. "We look forward to working together with ZNShine to provide our global customers with a unique solution that can lower PV system costs."

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