BAODING, China, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") manufacturer, which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar," today announced that the Company's PV modules have passed the Blowing Sand Test ("the Test") conducted in SGS's Solar Test House, demonstrating that the Company's PV modules can keep an outstanding performance even in harsh conditions such as in the desert.
To determine the effects on solar panels of dust and sand in air, SGS's Solar Test House simulates the erosion effects of high-velocity sand particles within dust chambers. Pulses of compressed air are blown through a manifold located in the bottom of a collection trough, forcing dust up and over the solar modules. The Test contains maximum power determination, the insulation test, and the wet leakage current test.
"We're pleased to see our modules passed SGS's Blowing Sand Test," said Dr. Dengyuan Song, Chief Technology Officer of Yingli Green Energy. "This test result once again proved the high quality of our products attributable to our continuous optimization of our manufacturing technologies and unwavering commitment to high quality. We believe the test result will help further reinforce our customers' confidence in the "Yingli Solar" brand and our position as an industry leader."Dr. Daniel Deng, Technical Manager for SGS said, "Endurance testing like blowing sand test is critical to understand the reliability and durability of PV modules in real world conditions. SGS follows an internally developed test procedure and can customize specifications like sand homogeneity, sand concentration, sand shape, and wind speed according to single selected deserts. Test result of Yingli's products has showed the lowest power degradation after long term blowing sand testing among all our customers of Si-crystal modules till now. We were extremely impressed with the quality and performance of Yingli's PV modules to withstand the blowing sand test that replicates the conditions of real world's desert sandstorm." About Yingli Green Energy Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar," is the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturer. Yingli Green Energy's manufacturing covers the entire photovoltaic value chain, from the production of polysilicon through ingot casting and wafering, to solar cell production and module assembly. Yingli Green Energy currently maintains a balanced vertically integrated production capacity of 2,450 MW per year at its production facilities located in Baoding, Haikou, Tianjin, and Hengshui. Yingli Green Energy distributes its photovoltaic modules to a wide range of markets, including Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, South Korea, China, and the United States. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 20 subsidiaries and branch offices worldwide. Yingli Green Energy is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: YGE). For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com.