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Suntech offering new module series for burgeoning American market

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd has announced their newest offering for commercial and utility-scale solar projects in both North and South America.

One of the largest solar panel manufacturers in the world, Suntech delivered more than one gigawatt of solar panels to customers in the Americas, as of July this year.

“This new 300W module is what our customers have been asking for. The improved design will lower balance of system costs and generate a better levelized cost of electricity,” said John Lefebvre, president of Suntech America.

The new Ve-Series module uses 72 multicrystalline cells for a module efficiency of 15.5 percent. The module design reduces frame thickness from 50 millimeters to 40mm for a 2.6lb decrease in total module weight. The lighter format allows for more efficient module handling and installation, helping to reduce project labor costs.

The modules have earned 1000 volt operations certification from Underwriters Laboratories, the U.S.-based independent product safety certification organization. This means that the new 300W modules can be safely connected in longer string series then allowed by earlier 600V industry standards for more efficient and cost effective large-scale project designs.

Suntech produces solar projects for residential, commercial, industrial and utility applications. It has delivered more than 25,000,000 photovoltaic panels to over a thousand customers in more than 80 countries.

The company established Suntech America in 2007 and opened a 30 MW solar module production facility in Goodyear, Arizona in 2010, which has since expanded to 50 MW.

Like Suntech’s entire U.S. product portfolio, the new 300W Ve-Series will not be subject to U.S. import tariffs. – EcoSeed Staff



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