U.S.-based Thornova Solar ramps up solar module manufacturing in Vietnam

Thoronova Solar facility
Thornova Solar’s Vietnam Manufacturing facility

Thornova Solar, a U.S-based provider of bifacial TOPCon and PERC solar modules, is now manufacturing at volume in a manufacturing facility in Vietnam. The company has the capacity to produce 1.5 GW of modules for immediate deployment on utility-scale, C&I and residential projects, with an eye toward further production expansion in the U.S. in 2024

Thornova offers TOPCon modules and PERC modules, with power outputs ranging from 415Wp to 615Wp. The products come with 15- to 25-year product warranties and 30-year performance guarantees.

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Thornova Solar’s Manufacturing Plans | Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Thornova is building a U.S. presence with local operations, technical support and sales teams. Thornova also has plans to open a U.S. manufacturing site in 2024. The future U.S. site will produce both solar cells and modules, enabling buyers to take full advantage of US tax credits for solar modules with domestic content.

“As a company, we are committed long term to the U.S. solar market and sustainability,” said William Sheng, CEO of Thornova Solar. “We want to help our customers be successful and have designed our Vietnam facility specifically to meet their needs today and tomorrow.”

Now Shipping: TOPCon and PERC Bifacial Modules | Thornova TOPCon modules feature n-type solar cells, with virtually no light-induced degradation (LID), which increases power production significantly over time. The 156-cell bifacial, dual-glass modules can produce up to 615Wp of clean power, and have a temperature Coefficient of -0.30 %/℃ Pmax. 

Thornova PERC modules are available in bifacial, dual-glass options, generating up to 560Wp output. Thornova also offers all-black modules, with maximum power output of 460 Wp.

All Thornova products are CSA-certified to UL standards. Every module passes the Triple EL test.  Additional  testing includes PVEL reliability testing according to the triple IEC standard, TÜV NORD’s 40mm Hail Test and the TCLP test. Ammonia test, Sandblast, UV test and PID test, are also performed on sample modules to ensure reliability and consistent quality.

Thornova says its follows the SEIA Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol to ensure complete supply chain traceability for its modules.

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