Yingli Green Energy Americas, a division of Yingli Green Energy Holding’s, revealed at Intersolar North America that it had reached a significant milestone for its US module shipments. Yingli America advised that in its shipments to 23 US states, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada, it had a cumulative shipment total of 250MW, leading the company to deliver more PV modules during the first half of 2011 then it had during the full 2010 year.
Liansheng Miao, chairman and chief executive officer of Yingli Green Energy, commented, “As today's announcement demonstrates, we are fully dedicated to the Americas and have established excellent resources to support our customers locally. We expect this ever-growing market would comprise over 15% of our global sales in 2011, and will be a pivotal driver for realizing our vision of a clean energy future.”
Yingli Americas additionally revealed that it had launched its new YGE-Z Series module, which is specially made for use with Enphase Energy’s microinverters. Working with Zep Solar under a strategic licensing agreement, Yingli Americas implemented Zep Solar’s Zep Groove feature into its 240W product series.
According to Yingli, its new Z-Series module is supposed to reduce installation labor costs by over 25% and is said to allow installers the ability to lock the new Zep-compatible Enphase microinverter, which will be made available in Q4 2011, into the Z-Series module groove in one step.
The company also announced at Intersolar North America that it is opening a new research and development center in South San Francisco. The facility will serve as a product testing and evaluation center for the company.
“We now have the ability to offer product testing and development support within the U.S. for our customers here,” added Robert Petrina, managing director of Yingli Americas. “We plan to use this new facility to proactively address market opportunities and trends to better support our pre- and post-sales efforts – a sign of our continued dedication to technical leadership.”
Yingli is exhibiting at Intersolar North America, booth 8546.