The company expects to start commercialization of this new generation of modules on its 300MW monocrystalline silicon-based manufacturing lines at its Baoding headquarters in the third quarter of this year.

The company claims that Yingli Solar Panda Module is based on N-type monocrystalline solar cells, which have been developed through Project Panda and have an average efficiency higher than 18.5%. Compared to traditional modules based on P-type solar cells, the Yingli Solar Panda Module features lower degradation and better performance under high temperatures or low irradiation conditions.

Jingfeng Xiong, vice president of technology at Yingli Green Energy, said: “We are pleased to add this high-quality module to the top line of our product portfolio. In order to meet our customers’ demands for highly- performing solar products, we are always concentrating on innovation and breakthroughs in photovoltaic technology.

“Today’s introduction of the Yingli Solar Panda Module illustrates and proves our everlasting passion and dedication to excellence. In addition, we’re pleased to have achieved commercial availability of the technology developed through Project Panda within one year.”