Hamburg, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. announced the introduction of a 60-cell multi-crystalline solar photovoltaic (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.”
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 50mm aluminum frame.