New 350-watt module: Low system costs for PV projects
SOLARWORLD OFFERS HIGH PERFORMANCE MODULE WITH 72 CELLS
SolarWorld is bringing a new high performance module with 350 watts onto the market, which helps reduce the costs of large-scale projects in the long term. Low BOS costs can be achieved through durability and peak performance.
The Sunmodule 325 XL which has been part of the portfolio until now is being replaced by the Sunmodule 350 XL mono high performance module. The module comprises 72 mono PERC cells, which make it possible to generate 35 percent more power, compared to 60-cell standard modules. “With this peak module, we are focusing on the large-scale projects segment.
Our customers are used to paying less per kilowatt hour. Now, we are going one performance class further thanks to our PERC cell technology, which is being continuously further developed,” explains
Dr.-Ing. E.h. Frank Asbeck, Chief Executive Officer at SolarWorld AG.
Technological advantages through research and development
Due to the high system voltage of 1,500 volts and 25-ampere return current capacity, higher string lengths can also be planned. This reduces the specific system costs and makes the module, which is available immediately, particularly attractive for project planners.
The variable clamping areas, assembly holes and an assembly flange on the frame make assembly easier, while also offering increased flexibility. The low module weight speeds up installation even more.
Reliable durability, low performance loss and a high hotspot protection – these are ideal conditions for decades of exceptional yields. Proven good weak light performance and very good temperature coefficients have been confirmed through independent measurements at the PVEL in the United States. The module has also proven its worth during stringent SolarWorld laboratory tests under extreme environmental influences: No module leaves SolarWorld production without being resistant to salt spray, frost, hail and ammonia, as well as dust and sand contamination.
The 25-year linear performance guarantee and the 20-year product warranty, which goes far beyond the standard guarantees in the sector, also apply to the Sunmodule XL: ideal conditions for project planners and investors.
SolarWorld REAL VALUE: SolarWorld manufactures and sells high-tech solar power solutions and in doing so contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. The group, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, employs 3,288 people and operates facilities in Freiberg, Germany; Arnstadt, Germany; and Hillsboro, Oregon, USA as well as in a joint venture with Qatar Solar Technologies. From raw material silicon to solar wafers, cells and modules, SolarWorld manages all stages of production ‒ including research and development in its own company, SolarWorld Innovations. Through an international distribution network with locations in Europe, USA, Singapore, Japan, South Africa and Qatar, SolarWorld supplies customers all over the world. The company upholds high social standards and commits itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. With its program Solar2World, the company supports the expansion of solar power in developing countries. SolarWorld was founded in 1998 and has been publicly traded on the stock market since 1999.
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