Grid Scale, Off-Grid, Solar

BP Solar Launches new PV Module

October 6, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] BP Solar announced the release of its newest solar module, the BP 3125. This 125-watt, 12-volt solar module features the debut of the company’s IntegraBus technology and 157mm x 157mm multicrystalline cell, the largest cell commercially available today. The IntegraBus increases reliability by exponentially reducing the heat rise experienced by the module when the diodes are turned on due to cell shading. BP Solar said these features give the BP 3125 enhanced reliability and the highest rated power output for a 12-volt product. For this reason, the company expects the module to be especially popular for off-grid applications such as telecommunications, water pumping, and remote home systems. The BP 3125 is available in two versions. The 3125U, featuring a high capacity junction box, which the company says is ideally suited to caravanning, boating, camping, industrial systems and remote homes where 12-volt loads are present. The BP 3125S, featuring polarized multicontact connectors, is particularly designed for large off-grid installations and on-grid residential systems. The BP 3125 will be available for order worldwide starting October 6, 2003.