Suntech Announces 1500V Frameless PV Module
Optimized balance of system value for utility and commercial customers
CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2013
CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE:
STP), ("Suntech" or the "Company"), one of the world's largest solar
companies, will showcase its 1,500V frameless photovoltaic module at the Solar
Power International (SPI) Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois. This higher voltage
module, engineered for utility-scale and commercial applications, lowers
balance of system costs. Suntech's 1,500V frameless PV module will be on
display at booth #243.
The 60-cell IEC-rated 1,500Vdc module achieves lower balance of system costs
by allowing longer cable runs and longer strings, fewer combiner boxes and
smaller wire sizes. Because there is no frame around the modules, equipment
grounding is not required. Labor and materials are reduced, saving money for
the installer and for the customer.
The frameless construction is a "glass-on-glass" structure which replaces the
backsheet with heat-strengthened glass. Its IP67-rated junction box greatly
reduces the possibility of water or dirt ingress. Eliminating the frame
removes a key mechanism for Potential Induced Degradation (PID). The new
module is backed by the Company's 25-year linear power warranty.
Aesthetically, the glass-only module presents a clean look. Its low profile is
only 6mm thick. Effective wire management with no grounding lugs contributes
to the sleek aesthetics as well.
"Suntech continues its commitment to develop solutions to better meet the
requirements of our customers throughout the value chain," said Mick McDaniel,
Managing Director of Suntech America. "This new higher voltage module
incorporates the most recent advances in solar technology to enable our
partners to install ever more efficient and durable utility and commercial
The introduction of this new module extends the Suntech portfolio of
photovoltaic products. The new 1500V frameless 255W (STP255-20/Wdj) and 250W
(STP250-20/Wdj) modules will be available for installation beginning in the
first quarter of 2014.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) produces solar products for
residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. With regional
operations in China, Switzerland, and the United States, and gigawatt-scale
manufacturing worldwide, Suntech has delivered more than 25,000,000
photovoltaic panels to over a thousand customers in more than 80 countries.
Suntech's pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that are
designed to drive solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech's mission
is to provide everyone with reliable access to nature's cleanest and most
abundant energy source.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements
constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of
the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can
be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates,"
"future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements,
and includes the ability of the 1500V module to reduce balance of systems
costs and availability of the 1500V product and ability of the 1500V product
to reduce or eliminate PID. Further information regarding these and other
risks is included in Suntech's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Suntech does not
undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result
of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under
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Public Relations and Investor Relations
Ph: +86 510 8531 8654
SOURCE Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
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