JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. has announced that its 1,500 V Eagle PV modules, manufactured with its strategic partner DuPont’s Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film-based backsheets, have received UL1703 certification by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Following the certification, the modules are now available for use in solar energy installations across North America.
JinkoSolar says its 1,500 V Eagle modules pass potential induced degradation tests at 85 degrees C and 85% relative humidity and are protected by DuPont Tedlar PVF film-based backsheets, which can safeguard solar panels in the field for more than 30 years in harsh environmental conditions such as desert, jungle, coastal and mountain climates.
“DuPont Tedlar PVF film-based backsheets offer the optimal balance of weatherability, adhesion, and mechanical strength – properties required for long module lifetime. They provide extended durability and electrical insulation, which make them ideal components for JinkoSolar’s 1,500 V Eagle modules, now poised to accelerate the growth of the North American PV market,” says Alex Bradley, principal investigator of DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.
With these modules now in the market, JinkoSolar says the company will be able to meet the growing demand for higher-voltage systems, which lower overall costs, reduce levelized cost of energy and enable a better return on investment.