SAN FRANCISCO July 12, 2011 the United States Canada Latin America
The first product, Suntech’s HiPerforma™ 245 watt (W) module for residential, commercial, and utility-scale electricity generation, utilizes Suntech’s advanced Pluto™ cell processing technology, which features a proprietary metallization process that reduces shading on the cell surface and allows cells to absorb more sunlight to generate more electricity.
The second product, the new Suntech 290W Vd Series module for utility-scale electricity generation, utilizes Suntech’s SuperPoly processing technology, a superior silicon casting and wafering process that produces higher-quality multicrystalline wafers. The improved wafer enables higher power output and strong resistance to light-induced degradation.
Zhengrong Shi US$15 million US$29 million US$40 million
Suntech HiPerforma 245W Module with Pluto™ Cell Processing Technology
University of New South Wales Australia
The revolutionary Pluto™ cell processing technology features a proprietary front surface metallization process that creates grid contacts thinner than 30 microns wide, about a quarter the size of traditional screen-printed cells. These ultra-thin metal lines – made primarily of copper instead of silver – reduce shading on the cell surface, allowing the cells to absorb more sunlight and generate more electricity. Suntech’s advanced Pluto™ cell processing technology improves solar cell efficiency by up to 10% compared to traditional screen-printed solar cells.
This new 60-cell HiPerforma™ 245W multicrystalline module offers the following benefits to customers:
- Expected to generate 2% to 5% more power per watt peak (kWh/kWp) over time, due to a superior spectral response and high shunt resistance;
- Suntech’s industry-leading 25-year power output warranty, with 0/+5% positive power tolerance that warrants 6.7% more power than the standard industry warranty; and
- Built to withstand all weather conditions, including 3.800 N/m2 (~270 km/h) wind load and 5.400 N/m2 (~55 kg/m2) snow loads, above IEC standard requirements. The product meets or exceeds UL1703, IEC 61215, and IEC 61730 standards.
Trinity Solar Ed Merrick Trinity Solar New Jersey
South America Stuart Wenham University of New South Wales Australia
Suntech 290W Vd-Series Module with SuperPoly Silicon Processing Technology
The 72-cell multicrystalline product comes with Suntech’s industry-leading 25-year power output warranty, with 0/+5% positive power tolerance, that warrants 6.7% more power than the standard industry warranty. In addition, the modules are built to withstand all weather conditions including 3,800 N/m2 (~270 km/h) wind load and 5,400 N/m2 (~55 kg/m2) snow loads, above IEC standard requirements. The product meets or exceeds UL1703, IEC 61215, and IEC 61730 standards.
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