Suntech Unveils 225W Polycrystalline Module

June 03, 2012 by Jeff Shepard

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. is unveiling a 255W polycrystalline module (STP255-20Wd). The new 60-cell module, which utilizes optimized metallization technology to boost efficiency, is described by the company as one of the most powerful in its class and can be incorporated into almost any kind of solar application.

"With the evolution of the solar market in Europe, the power output and reliability of solar systems is becoming more important than simply lowest cost," said Vedat Gurgeli, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Suntech in Europe. "Through our strong focus on R&D we are driving continuous conversion efficiency improvement in our standard crystalline silicon solar products. For example, this 255-watt panel is around 5% more powerful than the industry average and offers one of the best price to performance ratios in the market. With ongoing innovation, we are targeting to increase the nominal power output of this solar panel to 260 watts in the near future."

In addition, the panels feature 0/+5% positive power tolerance and have been built to withstand all weather conditions, including 3.800 Pascal wind load and 5.400 Pascal snow loads, well above IEC standard requirements.

The 255W polycrystalline module has been certified according to the IEC 61701 standard salt mist corrosion test ensuring that it is well-suited to operate in coastal applications. The module features an anti-reflective hydrophobic layer that reduces surface dust and allows the module to absorb more light, achieving superior weak-light performance and enhanced module performance over time.

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