Wuxi, China, July 9, 2015/Press Release/: Wuxi Suntech, a subsidiary of Shunfeng International Clean Energy, Ltd. (SFCE), has achieved a new round of efficiency breakthroughs for its silicon solar cells. The Hypro modules that use these solar cells, together with Sunways inverters, will contribute significantly to the optimized and integrated EPC solar solutions that SFCE is rolling out around the world. Tested by the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Products Quality, the conversion efficiencies of Suntech’s monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar cells have reached yields as high as 20.82% and 19.11% respectively, positioning Suntech as a leader in the global photovoltaic industry.
These advances come only two months after Suntech first introduced its high-efficiency HyPro monocrystalline silicon cells, which at the time had a 20.5% efficiency yield. Suntech’s HyPro is available in 60 cell and 72 cell modules with 290W and 330W output power respectively, which represent an average of 20W power increase, or 7.4% and 6.5% respectively, above the standard modules, thus marking Suntech’s HyPro module as one of the most superior panels in the solar market.
As part of the SFCE group, Suntech and other subsidiaries are in the unique position to achieve even greater output in electricity generation through leveraging technological synergies. The group’s EPC solution, led by Suntech’s fellow SFCE subsidiary SAG, offers clients a one-stop shop for EPC needs, connecting up-stream PV manufacturing and down-stream solar services and plant development, creating comprehensive and integrated solar solutions. Coupling Suntech’s new high-efficiency modules with Sunways’s inverters delivers 3% more electricity generation. Moreover, SFCE’s EPC solutions deliver additional output yields of over 20% when used alongside Sunways’ Smart Linkage Tracker, and an additional 3% from the use of meteocontrol’s O&M systems. Through the full integration and synergy of SFCE’s comprehensive solar technologies spanning the entire solar value chain, the group can increase EPC customers’ investment returns by 3%.
As a subsidiary of SFCE, Suntech makes use of its robust financial backing and resiliency to strengthen product quality and reduce costs all while injecting capital into R&D. Suntech provides world-class anti-PID products that boast high performance yields with enhanced low-light performance, and is devoted to reducing the generation costs of modules. Meanwhile, under its strong management team, Suntech is strengthening relationships in key markets, sourcing valuable partnerships and expanding its project portfolios as a means to enhance its presence and generate more value to its clients.
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About Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd.
Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd., a company incorporated in the PRC in January 2001, produces industry-leading solar products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. Suntech is a Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s tier 1 solar company, based on its bankability and has delivered more than 30 million photovoltaic panels or 9 GWs of installed capacity to more than 1 thousand customers in more than 80 countries. Suntech's pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that are driving solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech's mission is to provide reliable access to nature's cleanest and most abundant energy source.