WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY, 2014 |
Yingli Leads The Solar Panel Pack Again
2013 was another great year for Chinese solar manufacturer Yingli Green Energy,
with the company again the largest supplier of solar modules in the world.
According to research firm IHS
Yingli had a "dazzling" year.
"Shipping more than 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar modules last year, the Chinese maker expanded its share of the market to 8.3 percent, up from 7.4 percent in 2012 when it was already the world’s brightest solar
player," says the company.
Over 30 million Yingli
have been shipped since the company commenced manufacturing
operations in 1998.
"A strong footprint in each of the world’s leading PV markets was the basis for the phenomenal growth behind
Yingli," said Stefan de Haan, principal analyst for photovoltaics at IHS.
Yingli shipped 625.3 megawatts in China from the first to the third quarter in
2013. It was also the leader in Germany, shipping an estimated 583.9 MW of solar
modules - more than double the capacity of closest competitor Trina.
Yingli came in second in the USA with shipments of 479.8 MW, just 70 megawatts short of
the leader. In Japan, Yingli was ranked ninth.
The four countries accounted for two-thirds of worldwide PV demand last year
Australians can also expect to hear and see more of Yingli's solar products. The
company officially launched its presence in Australia with the opening of its Sydney office in
Yingli Solar modules feature positive power tolerance - which means each panel exceeds its nameplate rating.
The panels have also been top ranked performer in Photon and TÜV Rheinland
year-long energy yield testing in real-world conditions. Built for tough conditions such as experienced in Australia,
the panels surpass the IEC standard by up to six times.
Local provider Energy Matters
currently offering special
system package deals
based on Yingli's popular YGE series panels.
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