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2021-01-07 | Xi'an

First overseas order of LONGi Hi-MO 5 modules shipped to UK

LONGi Solar Posted on 2021-01-07

LONGi has successfully shipped 7MW of high-efficiency Hi-MO 5 solar modules to the Southampton port in the UK by sea, the mode of transport validating the reliability, durability and cost advantages of the M10 182mm wafer based module.



The project is located in Rugby and exclusively uses Hi-MO 5 modules. The modules were transported overland from LONGi’s new factory in Jiaxing to the port of Shanghai, then by sea to the port of Southampton in the UK, and from there once again overland to Rugby.


In the design of the Hi-MO 5 module, the limitations of standard container and module size have been fully taken into consideration, with packaging still adopting the mainstream vertical mode (as shown below, the long sides of the modules parallel to the ground), which  reduces the risk of damage due to module weight and turbulence during transportation. A reasonable increase in module size can effectively improve container utilization and drive down shipping costs.


A continual increase in module size will necessitate the abandonment of this reliable packaging method, which puts at risk product durability during transportation. For example, hidden cracks or other damage may occur when modules are laid flat due to weight and turbulence during transportation and, when laid upright, there is a risk of falling due to the greater height of the package.


In terms of transportation costs, Hi-MO 5 has obvious advantages over other mainstream products available in the market. Taking this 7MW project in the UK as an example, based on current shipping rates, the transportation cost for Hi-MO5 modules to the UK can be reduced by 0.36 ¢ /W when compared with the shipping cost for 72C modules based on 166mm wafers, as can be seen in the tables below:


Module type

Hi-MO5

166-72C

158.75-72C

Module power

535W

445W

410W

Container packing quantity

620

660

700

Packing capacity

328600W

290400W

283500W

Sea freight from Shanghai to British ports
(including land transportation, THC and shipping)

$9000

$9000

$9000

Transportation cost per Watt

2.74

3.10

3.17

Transportation cost difference per Watt

Baseline

0.36

0.44


About LONGi


LONGi leads the solar PV industry to new heights with its product innovations and optimized power-cost ratio with breakthrough monocrystalline technologies. The company supplies more than 30GW of high-efficiency solar wafers and modules worldwide each year, about a quarter of global market demand. LONGi is recognized as the world’s most valuable solar technology company with the highest market value. Innovation and sustainable development are two of the company’s core values. Learn More: https://en.longi-solar.com/


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