SolarWorld has announced a new 1,500 V solar panel, the 72-cell XL module.
According to SolarWorld, the 1,500 V technology, compared with standard 1,000 V solar panels, enables installers to increase lengths of solar-panel strings by up to 50%, thereby requiring fewer combiner boxes, less wiring and trenching, and lower labor costs.
The technology’s application is ideal for large commercial and utility-scale designs. The new solar panel is certified to UL1703; it is free of potential induced degradation, as per IEC 62804-1:2015, the company adds.
“SolarWorld does whatever it can to help its installation partners lower their costs and increase profits,” says Mukesh Dulani, U.S. president of SolarWorld. “This new product maximizes the benefits of our 72-cell solar panel design without having to alter its size. It represents just the latest development in our long track record of achieving innovations that serve the market. Our customers want this option, so therefore we are bringing it to market.”
SolarWorld is taking orders for the 1,500 V module, with delivery starting in October.