Evergreen Solar Inc. has introduced its new ES-C Series solar panels, which are designed to substantially expand the company's offering for the global off-grid market. This new line of 80 W, 120 W and 125 W panels will be manufactured by Evergreen Solar's contract manufacturing partner, Jiawei Solarchina Co. Ltd., using cells supplied by Evergreen Solar.
The ES-C Series of panels are suitable for direct 12 V, 24 V or 48 V battery charging in a wide variety of off-grid applications. The panels provide higher voltages than competitors' for superior battery-charging performance, particularly in hotter climates, Evergreen Solar says.
The ES-C Series panels are constructed with conduit-ready, multi-configuration junction boxes for easy, flexible installation, the company adds. The panel's double-walled, high-strength frame allows it to withstand the harshest of wind or snow conditions. The panels are also designed to fully comply with UL 1703 (for the U.S. and Canada) and IEC standards (approval pending) and carry with them a five-year workmanship and 25-year power warranty.
Evergreen is accepting orders now for initial shipments, which will begin in October.
SOURCE: Evergreen Solar Inc.