Originally published on Solar Love.
One of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, Yingli Solar, recently unveiled its latest product, a 1500 volt utility-scale solar panel.
The panel has been specifically designed for use in utility-scale PV power plants, and improves upon system performance and reduces balance-of-system costs. The panel will be compatible with most tracking and mounting systems, and is among the first 1500 V solar panels to include an aluminium frame, as well as having an extra layer of protective coating on the solar cell which ensures high resistance to Potential Induced Degradation.
“Due to its 1500V 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,” said Dr. Dengyuan Song, Chief Technology Officer of Yingli Green Energy. “The higher maximum system voltage also improves performance by reducing resistive losses, thus increasing system-level energy yield.”
“This new utility-scale panel was developed in direct response to our partners’ requests for 1500V 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.”
Yingli Solar displayed the new 1500 Volt utility-scale solar panel at the Intersolar North America trade show in San Francisco, California, from July 14th through July 16th, 2015.