Largest Bifacial solar PV plant in Europe has started construction in the Netherlands
Lyon, France and Vaassen, the Netherlands– March 16 , 2017 – Tempress Systems B.V. , part of the Amtech Group started the construction of Europe’s largest bifacial PV solar plant of close to 400 kilowatt-peak (kWp) capacity in the Netherlands, using n-type PANDA Bifacial modules manufactured by China-based Yingli Solar and YC1000 native 3-phase microinverters from APsystems. The plant is located next to the headquarters of Tempress in Vaassen in the Netherlands and is due for completion in Q2 this year.
In contrast to standard monofacial modules, PANDA Bifacial modules generate electricity from both sides. As the rear side makes use of the reflected light from the surroundings and of diffuse light, the modules can yield up to 30% more energy, depending on the circumstances. It is expected that the annual energy production of the bifacial PV plant will exceed 400 MWh.
The facility will contain 1428 PANDA Bifacial n-type silicon modules with a nominal peak power ranging from 275 to 280Wp each.and 472 YC1000 microinverters. Modules contain solar cells based on the n-PERT technology jointly developed by Yingli Solar, Tempress Systems and ECN.