Yingli Green Energy’s (Yingli Solar’s) PANDA Bifacial module has received Chinese Technology Innovation Award of Top Runner Program for 2016 on 2016 Innovation Conference of Top Runner Program of China, which was held early January 2017.
The PANDA Bifacial module is based on Yingli's PANDA n-type monocrystalline solar cell, which can generate power not only from the front side, but also from the rear side by leveraging reflected light in the environment. Therefore, the power yields of the PANDA Bifacial module can be increased by up to 30% compared to the situation when it only generates from the front side. With a maximum system voltage of 1500 Volts (V), PANDA Bifacial module can improve system performance and help to reduce the balance-of-system costs by up to 25%.
In December 2016, the PANDA Bifacial module has received the Advanced Technology Product Certification of Top Runner Program from China General Certification Centre ("CGC"), which was the first Top Runner Program certification to module that can generate power by both the front and rear sides in China. The PANDA Bifacial module has been installed on a 50MW Top Runner project in Datong, Shanxi province.
"We are glad to see that our PANDA Bifacial module continues to gain industry and market recognition, demonstrating its high quality and technology leadership," commented Dr. Dengyuan Song, Chief Technology Officer of Yingli. "Yingli will always commit to technology innovation in order to reduce the cost of solar power generation and make solar electricity affordable and accessible for all."
(Photo: Yingli's Panda solar module. Source: Yingli Solar)