Solar, Storage

BP Solar Introduces New Solar PV Module

August 27, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] BP Solar has just introduced a new alternative for grid-connect markets. The new BP 3160QS, is a photovoltaic (PV) module offering 160 watts of rated power, 12.7 percent module efficiency, and a +/- 5 percent power tolerance. Designed to have the same physical dimensions as BP Solar’s popular 3160S and 5170S, the BP 3160QS has the same handling on the roof and drop-in mounting capabilities. Electrically, the BP 3160QS is designed especially for grid-connect applications. Its fifty 150mm cells achieve a rated power of 160 watts with 23.8 volts and 7.34 amps under standard test conditions. The BP 3160QS also features the company’s warranty, covering power output for 25 years and freedom from defects for 5 years. The module has been tested and certified to meet the IEC 61215 and UL performance and reliability standards and the TUV Rheinland Safety Class II standard for use in systems up to 780 volts. The BP 3160QS is currently available for sale in Europe and will be offered in North America in 2004. Access: BP Solar