Yingli Energy (China) has connected to the grid a 50MW photovaoltaic (PV) project in Datong City, Shanxi province.


The project was implemented under the Top Runner programme launched by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA).

The plant, which was constructed in Datong’s coal-mining subsidence areas, features Yingli’s TwinMAX 60 Cell bifacial series modules, with a technology that increases efficiency up to 18.8%.

The project is estimated to produce more than 80 GWh of electricity per year, enough to power about 37,000 homes.

It is expected to reduce over 50 thousand tonnes of carbon emission annually.

Yingli chairman and CEO Liansheng Miao said: "We are honored to complete the 50 MW ‘Top Runner’ project and utilize our TwinMAX bifacial series module in the project, which required a high standard for power output and quality.

"This demonstrates the strong competitiveness of our products and we strive to continue our commitment to the development of advanced PV products with the mission of making solar energy affordable and accessible for everyone."

The Top Runner support program was introduced by China’s NEA in 2015 to support the application of advanced PV technology and upgrading the industry, intended at encouraging the R & D and promotion of Top Runner PV products.

In 2015, the program requested that the conversion efficiency of polycrystalline and monocrystalline modules should reach 16.5% and 17% respectively.

Image: Yingli installs 50MW solar project in Shanxi in China as part of Top Runner program. Photo: Courtesy of worradmu/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.