Product Briefing Outline: CNPV Solar Power has launch the company's ‘premium’ photovoltaic modules series with power ranging from 295Wp to 305Wp made with high efficiency 156x156mm mono crystalline cells for utility scale applications. CNPV has already shipped 10MWp of these premium modules to a key strategic partner in Europe for a wide variety of applications ranging from commercial and industrial installations to utility-scale facilities.
Problem: Utility-scale PV power plants have traditionally selected some of the highest output modules to ensure the maximum ROI. However, cost effective mono crystalline cells have been in short supply for large-scale projects and previously used more in commercial and residential projects.
Solution: The 72-cell premium module features large area, high-efficiency mono crystalline silicon solar cells, anti-reflection coated glass and high conductivity interconnected materials. The larger diameter (200mm) of the cells compared to the standard (195mm) with their high conversion efficiencies (17.5%) outperforms the industry average by 8%, which translates a module efficiency of 15.50%+. The enhanced anti-reflection coated glass ensures 94% transmittance at STC level and provides an additional 3% performance at field level installations. The use of soft, ductile and high-conductivity interconnected ribbons ensure minimal resistive power losses both at standard testing and field levels. The net effect is increased power without increasing surface area required for installation.
Applications: Commercial and utility-scale solar plants.
Platform: The premium module series is backed by CNPV's 25-year power output and 10-year product workmanship warranty from reputed European insurance companies. The premium modules available at 295Wp to 305Wp power ratings. CNPV markets the modules with the classification CNPV-285M to CNPV-290M as standard series and CNPV-295M to CNPV-305M as its premium series. The modules have IEC61215 Ed2 & IEC61730 certification.
Availability: June 2010 onwards.