Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited today announced that it is one of the first PV manufacturers to develop a framed utility-scale solar panel designed for a maximum system voltage of 1,500V.
Designed specifically for use in utility-scale PV power plants, the new panel improves system performance and reduces balance-of-system costs. Compatible with most tracking and mounting systems, it is among the first 1,500V solar panels to include an aluminum frame. An extra layer of protective coating on the solar cells ensures high resistance to Potential Induced Degradation (PID).
"Due to its 1,500V maximum system voltage, our new utility-scale panel drives balance-of-system savings by decreasing the required number of home run cables, combiner boxes, and fuses. The higher maximum system voltage also improves performance by reducing resistive losses, thus increasing system-level energy yield," commented Dr. Dengyuan Song, Chief Technology Officer of Yingli Green Energy.
"This new utility-scale panel was developed in direct response to our partners' requests for 1,500V solar PV solutions, which we expect will soon become industry-standard," commented Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy. "We are proud to be among the first PV manufacturers that are able to meet this demand."