Suntech receives 4 'Top Performer' honors in PVEL's '2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard'

May 28, 2020 07:00 PM ET
  • China-based PV module producer Suntech has verified it obtained 4 'Top Performer' condition in the PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) '2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard' record that included its mono PERC half-cell module.
Suntech receives 4 'Top Performer' honors in PVEL's '2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard'
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The annual '2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard' has actually been published in collaboration with DNV GL and also was announced in collaboration with PV Technology using its TechTalk Webinar Series.

Suntech kept in mind that it received 'Top Performer' status in both PVEL's thermal biking (TC) examination as well as PID (Potential-Induced Degradation) examination, calling for no greater than a 2% deterioration discrepancy from conventional tested performance.

Vincent Cao, Vice Head of state of Suntech stated, "This is the third time that Suntech is included in the top performer list over the past 3 years considering that Suntech won the honor in 2018. It's not just a high affirmation of Suntech reliability, but likewise the best acknowledgment of Suntech quality. The exceptional performance of the mono PERC half-cell module is a result of Suntech rigorous administration of resources, advanced production technology, and also dedication to quality control that each module should go through 52 examination steps.

Industry-leading EL screening tools has actually been embraced for 2 rounds of 100% complete EL inspection for each module, therefore assuring each module is dependable in quality, conversion efficiency, and durable in service to the maximum degree through the most rigorous top quality assessment," noted Cao.

According to PV Technology's analysis of the 2020 scorecard, Suntech's STPxxxS-24/ Vfh and also STPxxxS-20/ Wfh modules both accomplished Top Performer recognition in the TS as well as PID examinations.

There were 9 PV module makers that attained Top Performer status in the thermal cycling tests in 2019, contrasted to 17 suppliers in the 2020 TC tests, according to PV Tech's evaluation.

A total amount of 54 various modules were identified as Top Performers in the TC test. In 2019, 24 different modules got Top Performer acknowledgment in this examination.

The number of PV makers accomplishing PID test Top Performer standing in the 2020 scorecard was 20 out of 22 firms reported to have actually been in the examinations that obtained at least one Top Performer honor from the 4 historic reliability testing regimens.

A total of 47 different modules accomplished Top Performer condition in the PID tests in 2020 scorecard, compared to 34 different modules in the 2019 record, according to PV Technology's evaluation.

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