Press Release Summary:
Offering power from 295-305 Wp, 72-cell premium photovoltaic (PV) module series is made with 156 x 156 mm mono crystalline silicon cells for utility-scale applications. AR-coated glass ensures 94% transmittance at STC level and provides additional 3% performance at field level installations, while use of soft, ductile, and conductive interconnected ribbons ensure minimal resistive power losses. Cell diameter (200 mm) and conversion efficiencies (17.5%) result in optimized performance.
Original Press Release:
CNPV Launches High Density Power PV Modules
LUXEMBOURG and DONGYING, China -- CNPV Solar Power SA, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, today announced the launch of the company's premium photovoltaic modules series with power ranging from 295Wp to 305Wp made with high efficiency 156x156mm mono crystalline cells for Utility scale applications. The premium module series will be displayed at the Intersolar Europe Exhibition held in Munich, Germany from 9-11th June 2010. CNPV has already shipped 10MWp of these premium modules to a key strategic partner in Europe for a wide variety of applications ranging from commercial and industrial installations to utility-scale facilities.
The 72-cell premium module features large area, high-efficiency mono crystalline silicon solar cells, anti-reflection coated glass and high conductivity interconnected materials. The larger diameter (200mm) of the cells compared to the standard (195mm) with their high conversion efficiencies (17.5%) outperforms the industry average by 8%, which translates a module efficiency of 15.50%+. The enhanced anti-reflection coated glass ensures 94% transmittance at STC level and provides an additional 3% performance at field level installations. The use of soft, ductile and high-conductivity interconnected ribbons ensure minimal resistive power losses both at standard testing and field levels. The net effect is increased power without increasing surface area required for installation.
The premium module series is backed by CNPV's 25-year power output and 10-year product workmanship warranty from reputed European insurance companies. The premium modules are in production and available at 295Wp to 305Wp power ratings. CNPV markets the modules with the classification CNPV-285M to CNPV-290M as standard series and CNPV-295M to CNPV-305M as its premium series.
B. Veerraju Chaudary, CNPV's COO and CTO, said, "CNPV is the first in its field to develop and attain IEC certification for, and begin sale of, this high power, high efficiency range. This is a tremendous achievement for CNPV and once again allows us to satisfy the tough requirements that our customers demand. The development is part of CNPV's extensive R&D program, dedicated to continuously improving module efficiency. Matching a competitive price structure with proven high performance premium series modules is the way the solar industry will achieve grid parity. The introduction of the CNPV high performance premium series is a big step towards achieving this goal."
"The IEC61215 Ed2 & IEC61730 certifications confirm CNPV's high performance crystalline solar photovoltaic premium module design and manufacturing processes adhere and surpass the commission's stringent requirements for functional, mechanical and safety capabilities for long-term performance operation under open air environments, and validate our improvements in manufacturing standards and process efficiencies and our commitments to operating performance, safety and stability," said Mr. Zhang Shunfu, CEO of CNPV. "We look forward to working closely with ICIM Italy, TUV Germany, UL Groups and other international testing organizations as we continue to enhance our research and development efforts."
CNPV Solar Power SA (NYSE Euronext: ALCNP), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CNPV Dongying Photovoltaic Power Company Limited, is a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules that designs, manufactures and supplies highly efficient and cost effective crystalline solar photovoltaic modules. Reliability & longevity are built into our world-class crystalline solar photovoltaic modules, which undergo rigorous internal tests and external certifications (IEC61215, IEC61730, UL, and CE) to ensure peak performance and safety. For further information, visit www.cnpv-power.com