SmartWire Connection Technology

SWCT is the most cost-effective method of connecting cells. It employs a foil-wire electrode instead of the conventional cell connectors (ribbons). This results in significant improvements in efficiency while reducing the negative effects of possible micro-cracks to a minimum.

Solar cell connection technology SWCT

Solar cell connection technology SWCTTM

SmartWire Connection Technology was developed for use in connecting current and future generations of solar cells. This technology is available exclusively from Meyer Burger.

SWCT™ is an entirely new way to connect cells. This patented technology allows very cost-effective and resource-friendly mass production of high-performance, top-quality solar modules.

SWCT™ is extremely flexible and powerful: almost all cell and module types can be processed, including state-of-the-art developments such as bifacial HJT glass/glass solar modules.

Benefits of SWCT technology to connect solar cells

  • Higher output in the module
    Thanks to the dense contact matrix, the solar cells exhibit a significantly higher efficiency. In comparison to conventional 3-busbar technology, SWCT delivers an increased performance yield of 6% for solar cells thanks to encapsulation in the module.
     
  • Less silver in cell production
    Cells without busbars require up to 80% less silver.
     
  • Reliable modules with higher energy yield
    Our modules have passed extended IEC- and UL certification tests successful.
    Bificial modules with SmartWire Connection Technology shows an increased energy yield in terms of kWh/Wp under real outdoor conditions.
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  • Combination for high performance
    Heterojunction cells combined with the SmartWire Connection Technology have achieved module efficiencies of more than 20%. In combination with new-module designs (e.g. glass/glass modules) this results in essential lower energy costs ($/kWh).

PDF: Factsheet SWCT

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