SUNTECH Solar Panel
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world’s largest producer of Suntech solar panel’s, introduced a new generation of their successful 72-cell module for commercial and utility-scale electricity generation in Europe. The SuperPoly STP335-24/Ve, with 16.7 percent efficiency, is ideally suited for large-scale commercial projects seeking a low levelized cost of energy (LCOE). In addition, the new Ve-Series modules feature a slim frame design lowering storage and shipment costs by up to 16 percent.The new modules will be available throughout Europe starting in November 2012. Suntech’s SuperPoly Solar Panel technology achieves high efficiency by utilizing an advanced ingot casting process, which combines the benefits of mono-crystalline silicon wafers (high efficiency) and poly-crystalline silicon wafers (square wafers and better temperature performance) into one product. With 72 six-inch cells, the new 1956x992x40mm module boasts one of the highest fill factors in the industry and lowers project installation costs.An improved design reduces frame thickness from 50mm to 40mm, providing a 1.2 kg reduction in total module weight, without compromising module stability or durability. The module is certified to withstand extreme wind (3,800 Pascal) and snow (5,400 Pascal) loads. This superior frame design not only facilitates efficient module handling and installation, but allows for more modules to be installed on rooftops with tight weight constraint, highly relevant for many industrial projects.