DuPont™ Tedlar® Makes JinkoSolar Module the Most Robust 1500-Volt Solution
SHANGHAI, and WILMINGTON, Del., April 27, 2016 – JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar”), a global leader in the photovoltaic (PV) industry, today announced that its 1500-volt Eagle PV modules using DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film-based backsheets have received UL1703 certification by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). These industry-leading modules are manufactured with strategic partner DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and are available immediately for utility-scale solar energy installations in North America, meeting growing demand for higher-voltage systems, which lower balance of systems costs, reduce levelized cost of energy, and enable a better return on investment. First shipments of this module to the United States utility-scale market will occur this quarter.
JinkoSolar’s 1500-volt Eagle modules pass potential induced degradation tests at 85 degrees Celsius and 85 percent relative humidity and are protected by DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film-based backsheets. The Eagle module is a framed panel compatible with all commonly used racking and tracking systems in the North America market. DuPont™ Tedlar® is the only backsheet material proven to protect solar panels in the field for more than 30 years in harsh environmental conditions such as desert, jungle, coastal and mountain climates. Tedlar® PVF film offers the optimal balance of weatherability, adhesion and mechanical strength – properties required for long module lifetime.
“DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film-based backsheets provide extended durability and electrical insulation, which make them ideal components for JinkoSolar’s 1500-volt Eagle modules, now poised to accelerate the growth of the North American PV market,” said Alex Bradley, principal investigator, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.
“JinkoSolar has quickly become the brand of choice for utility-scale installations due to our high-quality modules and unmatched post-sale service,” said Nigel Cockroft, general manager at JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. “I believe JinkoSolar’s 1500-volt Eagle modules with DuPont™ Tedlar® backsheets are by far the most robust in the North American market. Offering these high-quality modules is yet another step in our effort to provide customers with the best technology and proven reliable and cost-effective products.”
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 3 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2.5 GW for solar cells, and 4.3 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2015.
JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its five production facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa, 12 global sales offices in China, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico and 11 oversea subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan, India, South Africa and Chile. To find out more, please see:www.jinkosolar.com
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