Positive Peak Power Tolerance Assures Power Output
HAMBURG, Germany and WUXI, China, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Suntech
Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's leading manufacturer of
crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules, announced the introduction of a
60 cell multi-crystalline PV module to be marketed under the product name Wd.
The new Wd module series features positive peak power tolerance of 0/+5 watts,
which will assure that all Wd modules will produce at, or outperform, the
nominal power rating.
"The new 60 cell module, which weighs about 20kg, will be ideal for
customers that have plenty of roof space, but want to avoid the challenges of
mounting a heavier 72 cell module," said Andrew Beebe, Suntech's VP of Global
Product Strategy. "With high quality components and extensive vetting through
our 52 step quality control process, we believe this will be one of the most
reliable modules on the market and well-suited to operate in extreme weather
conditions. This new product reflects our commitment to developing products to
suit our customers' evolving needs through close collaboration and
consideration of customer feedback."
The 60 cell Wd module series will be available in two power ratings, 220
watt or 225 watt, and is designed to complement Suntech's 54 cell and 72 cell
multi-crystalline modules to provide customers with a powerful and light
weight option for residential and commercial rooftop applications. In addition
to positive peak power tolerance of 0/+5 watts, the new modules will also
feature the latest IP67 rated junction box with enhanced thermal isolation,
4mm thick glass and a durable and easy to install 50mm aluminum frame.
Illustrating Suntech's commitment to producing the most reliable modules
in the industry, the Wd module series will be backed by Suntech's 25-year
power output warranty, and has also received IEC 5400Pa certification that
verifies the modules' ability to withstand high wind-pressure and snow load.
The Wd module series is already available for purchase and will be on
display at this year's European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and
Exhibition from September 21-24 at booth B7/75, CCH Congress Centre and
International Fair, Hamburg, Germany. Interested customers can also contact
their local dealerships or visit Suntech's website for additional information.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) is the world's leading solar
energy company as measured by production output of crystalline silicon solar
modules. Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets premium quality,
high-output, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solar products for
electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and
public utility sectors. Suntech's patent-pending Pluto technology for
crystalline silicon solar cells improves power output by up to 12% compared to
conventional production methods.
Suntech designs and delivers commercial and utility scale solar power
systems through its wholly owned subsidiary Suntech Energy Engineering and
will own and operate projects greater than 10 megawatts in the United States
through Gemini Solar Development Company, a joint venture with Fotowatio
Renewable Ventures. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland and San
Francisco and sales offices worldwide, Suntech is passionate about improving
the environment we live in and dedicated to developing advanced solar
solutions that enable sustainable development. For more information, please
visit http://www.suntech-power.com .
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and includes the ability of the modules to produce at, or outperform, the
nominal power rating; the ability of the products to maximize drainage and
minimize the risk of deformation or breakage in adverse weather conditions;
and Suntech's ability to produce the most reliable modules in the industry.
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For more information, please contact:
Suntech Power International Ltd.,
Schwertstrasse 1, CH-8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Investor Relations Director
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
In the United States:
Executive Vice President
The Piacente Group, Inc. (Investor Relations Counsel, Suntech)
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