Yingli to power 400 kW bifacial PV facility in Europe

Chinese solar panel manufacturer Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd. announced that Tempress Systems B.V. part of the Amtech Group has begun to construct the Europe's largest bifacial PV plant with a capacity of close to 400 kW. The project is located next to the headquarters of Tempress in Vaassen in the Netherlands and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2017. It is expected that the annual energy production of the project will exceed 400 MWh.
The project will contain 1,428 Yingli's »PANDA« bifacial modules with a nominal peak power ranging from 275 Watt to 280 Watt each. They can generate power not only from the front side, but also from the rear side by making use of the reflected photons that hit the module on the back side. The »PANDA« bifacial module is comprised of two layers of 2.5mm thick tempered glass, which replace the conventional back sheet and glass structure.
The project has been designed by Schulz Systemtechnik BV who will also do the installation. The modules will be mounted on a fixed rack specially designed for bifacial modules to optimize the rear side performance and are produced by Benz Alusysteme GmbH. Each module will be equipped with micro inverters from APsystems. This project was granted with a subsidy from the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs.
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