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Four innovations cap recognition of SolarWorld’s history of solar ingenuity

New video traces company’s lineage in solar-panel advances

SolarWorld Sunmodule Plus five bus bar solar panel
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HILLSBORO, Ore., July 9, 2015 – SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for 40 years, today announced four innovations in solar power solutions. The company will unveil the products – including 300-watt, 60-cell solar panels and 350-watt, 72-cell solar panels – at its booth at the industry trade show Intersolar from July 14 to 16 in San Francisco. The booth also will celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary of innovation by presenting an exhibit of its history and debuting a video chronicling its lineage of solar-technology advancement.

“Over 40 years, our customers have come to count on us to meet their very next needs in the solar marketplace with high-reliability products,” said Ardes Johnson, U.S. vice president of sales and marketing for SolarWorld. “With our innovations and history on display at Intersolar, they will once again explore our anticipatory innovation. In particular, they will see our integration of multiple components into clean-energy systems of the future – right now.”

SolarWorld Sunmodule Pro XL 72-cell solar panel
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Aside from historical products, SolarWorld’s booth will showcase:

  • A 300-watt, 60-cell PERC solar panel featuring cells strung with five bus bars, the conductive ribbons that speed the flow of electricity among cells. The two additional bus bars mean electrons travel shorter distances to join the flow of electricity and therefore boost power density. At these wattages, the company’s 60-cell product has approached the nameplate power of competitors’ 72-cell products.
  • A 350-watt, 72-cell PERC XL solar panel featuring the advanced-cell technology known as mono-PERC (passivated emitter and rear contact). SolarWorld is the world volume leader in producing this advanced solar cell technology. A recent report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance put SolarWorld’s annual PERC production capacity far ahead of the next biggest competitor.
  • The SunPac LiOn energy-storage system. SunPac LiOn features particularly high cycle stability and energy density. This product is rated for 10,000 cycles – equivalent to a service life of about 20 years. SunPac LiOn is available in several sizes in 2 kilowatt-hour (kWh) increments ranging up to 10 kWh – enough to supply a four-person household with power from sunset to sunrise. The storage system is connected on the AC side, making it independent of the solar power system, and features an off-grid back-up option, if the power goes out.
  • CoolPV, an integrated PV solar-thermal product (PVT). This collaboration combines technologies of SolarWorld and U.S.-based Fafco, one of the oldest solar thermal manufacturers. The combination enables a 7-degree increase in outgoing water temperature and a 15-watt increase in power output on a 92-degree day, compared with an uncooled panel. Moreover, at a mere one pound per square foot of added weight, CoolPV is one of the market’s lightest PVT solutions. 

To visit SolarWorld’s show location, find booth 7411 at the entrance of the main exhibit floor in Moscone Center West.

About SolarWorld REAL VALUE

SolarWorld Americas Inc., the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer for more than 42 years, produces and sells high-tech solar power solutions and, in doing so, contributes to a cleaner energy supply throughout the Americas. The company maintains 430 megawatts of annual capacity to produce solar cells and 550 MW of capacity to manufacture solar modules.  The company’s brand stands for a proven track record of quality and reliability, and SolarWorld is the only producer whose industrial lineage has outlived its products’ 25- and 30-year performance guarantees. SolarWorld upholds high social standards and commits itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. With its program Solar2World, the company supports the expansion of solar power in developing countries in Latin America. Connect with SolarWorld on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and www.solarworld-usa.com.

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Ben Santarris
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