Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar,” today announced that its PANDA module achieved great performance in the “TUV Rheinland 2011 Energy Yield Test”, ranking the second best among all fourteen modules from eleven PV manufacturers in Europe, North Americaand Asia.
All modules were tested under high temperature and low irradiation from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012. By comparing the average energy output per watt of all the modules, Yingli Green Energy’s PANDA module emerged as the second best, which proved its stable performance under severe conditions. According to the test result, the electricity output of PANDA module was 0.6% lower than the top performer, 2.9% higher than the average level and 5.0% higher than the lowest ranking module. For example, a 30 kWp PV system in Germanyusing the “Yingli Solar PANDA” modules is expected to generate approximately 1200 kWh more per annum than using modules from the lowest ranking performer.
The Company’s multicrystalline PV module also excelled in the “2010 Energy Yield Test” by TUV Rheinland, ranking the second best amongst thirteen PV modules from eleven participating PV manufacturers from Europe, North America and Asia.
“We’re inspired to have continued our success in the TUV Energy Yield Test.” said Dr. Dengyuan Song, Chief Technology Officer of Yingli Green Energy. “I believe that the exceptional performance of our products is attributable to our stringent quality control efforts and firm commitment of technology innovations.”
Note: The relative measurement of “TUV Rheinland 2011 Energy Yield Test” leads to a measurement uncertainty of +1% and -1.5%, which has to be considered when comparing the results of the participating products.