Collaboration Key to Success in Solar

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Photovoltaic (PV) installers around the world use Yingli Solar panels because of their high-quality materials, exceptional product design and quality manufacturing. Each day, homes and businesses around the world are choosing Yingli Solar more than any other solar panel brand. But the key to this success goes even beyond the world-class technology, high-quality workmanship and robust construction of their panels. Yingli Solar knows that down to the most basic elements, what goes into a solar panel determines what you get out of it.  They understand that materials matter.  This is why…


Yingli’s Guide to the Solar Zoo

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PANDA or Black Panther? Honey or Opal? Canadian, German, or Aussie Solar? When installing solar panels on your rooftop, you’re faced with an overwhelming number of choices. How do you make a well-informed decision? The Yingli Solar team in Australia put together this brief guide with five key characteristics to look for.

Before we get to the solar panels, it is important consider the installer who is selling you the products. Does your installer know what he or she is selling? Or have they only bombarded you with hard-to-understand…


Solar on the World Stage

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Tomorrow, the world will turn its attention to Brazil for the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World CupTM. Thirty-two teams, representing 32 countries, will come together to compete for one of the most coveted titles in sports. More than three billion people, or roughly half of the world’s population, are expected to tune in for at least some portion of the tournament.

As a sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, our goal is simple: to show the world that solar technology is ready to solve our planet’s energy…

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UK Solar Industry Defies Weather Stereotypes

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When Britons and non-Britons alike hear ‘solar’ and ‘England’ in the same sentence, the overwhelming sentiment is often something akin to ‘…Have you seen the weather?’ or ‘Britain’s too cloudy for solar power!’ Despite these reservations, the British solar industry has developed rapidly over the last three years; proving once again that solar technology can make an impact, even in countries without thriving sunscreen markets (take a look at Germany).

So, how did this solar revolution come about? After the introduction of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT), a government incentive that…

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Celebrating a New Sunrise

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Today, billions of people around the world will gather with friends and family to celebrate the Lunar New Year. This is a sacred time of year, especially for our colleagues in China, some of whom will travel thousands of miles to be with family. It’s so important that we encourage our China-based employees leave work a day early to beat the traffic.

In China, New Year’s Day is sometimes referred to as Yuandan (元旦), which literally means “the first dawn” or “the first sunrise.” The sun is certainly rising for solar…

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14 Reasons We’re Excited for Solar in 2014

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Where will 2014 take the solar industry?

In the last couple of years, our industry faced historic challenges, but solar professionals and enthusiasts around the world persevered, joining together to make 2013 a year of unprecedented growth for solar. As we enter 2014, we’re proud to remain the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, with over 7 GW of installed capacity globally. No matter what challenges come our way, we are excited about the new opportunities for solar that lie ahead in 2014.

Here are the top 14 reasons why we…


Solar Panels & Sandwiches: Quality Matters

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At Yingli Solar, we make solar panels that are designed, built, and proven to perform. But most top-tier, large-scale solar panel manufacturers – including Yingli – operate very similar production lines. So, what makes one company’s panel better or worse than all the rest?

It might help to think about a solar panel like a sandwich. Almost every deli makes sandwiches in the same way: two slices of bread, cheese, meat, maybe a veggie or two – but you can taste the difference between turkey that’s freshly sliced and turkey…

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Future of the Solar Industry in Australia Shines Bright

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Image Credit: Solgen Energy, 55kWp Solar Installation, Redfern Oval in City of Sydney  The word Australia conjures images of the Sydney Opera House, kangaroos and cuddly koala bears. Behind all these somewhat stereotypical images, is the little publicised fact that Australia has the highest average solar radiation per square metre of any continent in the world.  Each year, Australia receives enough power from the sun to meet the country’s energy consumption 10,000 times over. According to the Australian Solar Council, Australia has a total installed solar panel capacity of about 2.24GW, as…

5.35 kWp of Yingli Solar panels installed by Alta Quota Impianti, L’Aquila (Italy).

2,400 Italian Cities Rely 100% on Clean Energy

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Image: 5.35kWp of Yingli panels installed by Alta Quota Impianti, L’Aquila. It’s no surprise that Italians love clean energy. Italy is known by a number of names, from the ‘Land of the Sun’ to ‘Green Country,’ but our country is not famous for vast carbon resources buried underground. To meet energy demands, many cities are looking confidently to the sky: sun, wind, and water. Rather than rushing headlong into the race for imported carbon fuels or nuclear resources, why not draw energy from the natural wealth that makes Italy the “Bel…


Welcome to On & Off the Grid!

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Today, there are an estimated seven billion people on our planet. Our best guess is that about 80% of those people have access to electricity. That means more than one billion people still live off-the-grid, and most of those without reliable energy access. Remarkably, from 1990 to 2000, an estimated 1.6 billion people came on-the-grid, an outstanding humanitarian achievement and largely a reflection of urban migration in populous, developing countries like China and India. The aspirations of historically disenfranchised millions, seeking the right to participate in the benefits of modernization, represent…