Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd. today announced that Tempress Systems B.V. has begun to construct bifacial PV plant with a capacity of close to 400KW. The project is located next to the headquarters of Tempress in Vaassen in the Netherlands and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2017. It is expected that the annual energy production of the project will exceed 400MWh.
The project will contain 1,428 Yingli's PANDA Bifacial modules with a nominal peak power ranging from 275W to 280W each. The project has been designed by Schulz Systemtechnik BV who will also do the installation. The modules will be mounted on a fixed rack specially designed for bifacial modules to optimize the rear side performance and are produced by Benz Alusysteme GmbH. Each module will be equipped with micro inverters from APsystems. This project was granted with a SDE+ subsidy from the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs to encourage the production of renewable energy in the Netherlands.
"We are proud to be the first in Europe to install a bifacial PV plant of such a large size", said Dr. Albert Hasper, General Manager of Tempress. "Besides electricity generation, this plant will also be used as a showcase to prove the benefits of using bifacial module technology."
"We are glad to receive substantial orders for our PANDA Bifacial module, which was recently introduced during the SNEC exhibition in Shanghai, May 2016 and has been improved through our continuously technology innovation," said Dr. Dengyuan Song, Chief Technology Officer of Yingli. "Tempress and ECN are our strategic partners for many years and this innovative product is a result of this long-term collaboration."