DONGYING, China, Jan 07, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/-- CNPV Solar Power SA, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules that designs, manufactures and supplies highly efficient and cost effective crystalline solar photovoltaic modules, today announced the launch of the company's premium photovoltaic modules series with power ranging from 240Wp to 250Wp made with high efficiency 156x156mm mono crystalline cells. The premium module series was recently launched and displayed at the 24th EUPVSEC held in Hamburg, Germany. CNPV has already shipped 10MWp of these premium modules to key customers in Germany, France, Belgium, and Czech Republic for rooftop applications.
The 60-cell premium module series 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 15.25%+. The anti-reflection coated glass ensures 93% 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 premium module series is backed by CNPV's 25-year power output and 10-year product workmanship warranty. The modules have received IEC 5400Pa certification verifying their ability to withstand high wind pressure and heavy snow. The premium modules are in production and available at 240Wp to 250Wp power ratings. CNPV markets the modules with the classification CNPV-225M to CNPV-235M as standard series and CNPV-240M to CNPV-250M as its premium series.
B. Veerraju Chaudary, CNPV's COO and CTO, said, "CNPV is the first in its field to attain IEC certification for and begin sale of this class of modules series. This is a tremendous achievement for CNPV and clearly demonstrates the power and versatility of the premium module series technology. The premium modules series development is part of CNPV's extensive R&D program dedicated to continuously improving module efficiency."
"The IEC61215 Ed2 & IEC61730 certifications confirm CNPV's high performance crystalline solar photovoltaic premium module design and manufacturing processes adhere to the commission's stringent requirements for functional, mechanical and safety capabilities for long-term performance operation under open air environments, and validate our improvements in manufacturing standards and process efficiencies and our commitments to operating performance, safety and stability," said jointly Mr. Zhang Shunfu, CEO & B. Veerraju Chaudary, COO, CTO & Member of the Board of CNPV. "We look forward to working closely with ICIM, Euro Test Lab Italy, TUV Germany, UL Groups and other international testing organizations as we continue to enhance our research and development efforts."
CNPV Solar Power SA (NYSE Euronext: ALCNP), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CNPV Dongying Photovoltaic Power Company Limited, is a leading multi product solar company that produces ingots, wafers, cells & solar modules, and has strong presence in the solar photovoltaic space that designs, manufactures and supplies highly efficient and cost effective terrestrial crystalline solar photovoltaic modules. Reliability & longevity are built into our world-class crystalline solar photovoltaic modules, which undergo rigorous internal tests and external certifications (IEC61215, IEC61730, UL, and CE) to ensure peak performance and safety. CNPV uses state-of-the-art technology to offer high quality, innovative crystalline solar photovoltaic solutions that cater to the needs of individual customers, large institutions as well as entire communities' worldwide.
For more information, please contact:
COO, CTO & Member of the Board
Direct Land Line: +86-546-7795053,
Jane Liu, Senior Manager- Investor Relations & Financing
Direct Land Line: +86-546-7795078
SOURCE: CNPV Dongying Photovoltaic Power Company Limited
CNPV-240M & CNPV-250M
High Performance 60-Cell 156mm Mono Crystalline
Premium Module Series