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03.03.2015  
WINAICO launches patented SiC HeatCap technology and 300 W series at PV Expo

WINAICO, Taiwan's largest PV module brand, launches patented HeatCap technology with SiC (silicon carbide) at PV Expo 2015. HeatCap with SiC improves the reliability of silicon based solar cells, and protect them from micro-cracks induced by external stresses, such as handling errors and wind stresses. The SiC technology can be applied to WINAICO's high efficiency PERC, 48-cell modules to provide the perfect combination of high energy output and reliability. WINAICO's high efficiency module with HeatCap technology was recently awarded the Taiwan Excellent PV Award by the Bureau of Energy. Also on display at WINAICO's booth is the world's first PERC-based, 300 W, WSP-300M6 (60-cell) high efficiency module. WINAICO is able to control the CTM loss to below 1%, and reach the market leading efficiency using current generation 4 bus bar solar cells.

WINAICO's internal evaluation showed evidences of HeatCap improving the ultimate stress a silicon solar cell can withstand before breaking up to 18.12%. WINAICO also worked with Taiwan's leading research institute, ITRI, to evaluate the reliability of HeatCap technology through Dynamic Mechanical Load (DML) and local hot spot tests. HeatCap and reference modules were put through DML tests of 1000 cycles each at 1000 Pa, 2000 Pa, 3000 Pa sequentially, and verified by electroluminescence (EL) pictures. Compared to the reference module, the HeatCap module had significantly less micro-cracks after each stage of DML tests. Local hot spot tests provided evidence of HeatCap's improvement in heat dissipation to reduce the solar cell temperature compared to reference cells. HeatCap can be used to solve the heating issue common to modules with black back sheets, and improve energy outputs of all-black modules in warmer environments.

"PV Expo is an opportunity to demonstrate how WINAICO modules add value to the Japanese market. With the launch of the micro-crack preventing HeatCap technology with SiC, WINAICO continues to be a technology leader and differentiates our product offering with greater reliability to the end customers. Our modules can be found all over Japan, not to mention the Commercial and Utility scale installations in Hokkaido and Ishigaki island", said Loftur Thorarinsson, Representative Director of WINAICO Japan K.K. "Our customers appreciate WINAICO for the top quality PV modules that we provide, and the recently acquired JET certificate assures our Japanese customers that WINAICO modules conform to the highest quality standard required by the local market."

WINAICO – Manufacturer and system supplier

WINAICO manufactures and distributes crystalline high performance modules worldwide. Furthermore, as a systems house for photovoltaic, WINAICO delivers complete PV system packages.

Target customers include solar specialists, solar technologists, installation specialists and project developers. Installation specialists profit here from the superior product quality of products manufactured in Taiwan in accordance with the highest quality standards, as well as from the comprehensive consultation, planning and maintenance services from WINAICO. Generous stock levels ensure the rapid availability of WINAICO products.

Press contact:
Win Win Precision Technology Co., Ltd.

Tony Chang
Tel: +886 3 568 8699-16203
Fax: +886 3 571 8000
press@winaico.com
www.winaico.com

24.02.2015  
Solar energy powers innovation at Cook Medical

World leading medical device manufacturer, Cook Medical, has taken one giant leap to reduce its carbon footprint and power bill, by installing a 706 square metre field of solar panels on its roof in Brisbane. The installation is the largest of its kind in Asia Pacific, utilising advanced solar panel technology called PERC (passivated emitter- rear contact).

"We have a roof and lots of sun, so harnessing solar power was an obvious solution to reduce costs for us and the environment. The investment was significant, but even so we expect our solar panels will pay for themselves within 15 years," Barry Thomas, Cook Medical Vice President and Managing Director of Cook Medical Australia said. "Using alternative energy to power manufacturing still isn't mainstream, but given the benefits it's completely logical. We've chosen an extremely efficient technology, and the panels are now offsetting on average 30 per cent of the power we use each day."

The installation of the panels was finished in January, and was carried out by local company, Positronic Solar, who recommended and installed the custom-design. John Inglis, Director of Positronic Solar was impressed by Cook Medical's commitment to alternative energy. "When we put in our proposal we were very honest about what was achievable and the best technology for Cook Medical's solar panels. They appreciated our straightforward approach, and chose an effective solution to offset a significant majority of their power use," said Mr Inglis. "The design utilises Schneider-Electric inverters and WINAICO high efficiency PERC 280 W monocrystalline modules – some of the most advanced technology available. The panels are not only efficient even in low light, but also perform very well at high temperatures – which is of course very important here in Queensland."

Cook Medical Australia was established in 1979 and has grown to a headcount of over 500 people at their headquarters in Eight Mile Plains where its headquarters are based.

Cook Medical

Founded in 1963, Cook Medical pioneered many of the medical devices now commonly used to perform minimally invasive medical procedures throughout the body. Today, the company integrates medical devices, drugs and biologic grafts to enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes. Since its inception, Cook has operated as a family-held private corporation.


WINAICO – Manufacturer and system supplier

As a global PV brand based in Taiwan, WINAICO manufactures and distributes crystalline high performance modules worldwide. Furthermore, as a systems house for photovoltaic, WINAICO delivers complete PV system packages.

Target customers include solar specialists, solar technologists, installation specialists and project developers. Installation specialists profit here from the superior product quality of products manufactured in Taiwan in accordance with the highest quality standards, as well as from the comprehensive consultation, planning and maintenance services from WINAICO. Generous stock levels ensure the rapid availability of WINAICO products.


Press contact:
WINAICO Australia Pty Ltd

Tel: +61 2 9238 6127
australia@winaico.com
www.winaico.com

28.01.2015  
Questacon engages with sustainable technology

Now, Questacon has extended its investments in new technology and energy sustainability further with an innovative and high-tech photovoltaic (PV) solar power station installed on its roof top.

The solar system has been designed for installation across the many roof areas of the centre in July 2014 by Laros Technologies, and uses over 360 WINAICO PV modules, having a nominal generation capacity of 94  kW.  It is expected that the PV system will supply approximately 10% of Questacon's annual electricity requirements.  

The very professional installation of the Questacon PV system was undertaken by Shepherd Electrical.

The WINAICO modules offer performance reliability and system security through both their excellent construction and performance characteristics, coupled with the unique system-wide insurance coverage that comes automatically with WINAICO PV modules.

Another unique and important technology component in the Questacon PV system is the use of the aerodynamically assisted, self-ballasted, non-roof-penetrating 'Ilzosave' PV module mounting system from the German company Ilzosurf and supplied by LAROS Technologies in Australia.
This technology makes use of the wind movement passing over the modules to actually create a partial vacuum under the modules, which in turn makes them 'hug' the roof surface, and become very resistant to being moved by the wind.

The success of the project would not have been possible without the substantial planning and design that was done in preparation for the installation. An array of challenges presented themselves, such as the inclusion of Questacon in the Parliamentary Triangle and the associated aesthetic design considerations, difficult roof area shapes and access, meeting the delicate structural loading requirements of certain roof areas, and substantial shading and solar access management around the iconic structures of the Questacon building, all yielded solutions as the LAROS team applied their extensive expertise and innovative approaches to the project.
With their substantial experience in commercial solar projects, Laros Technologies has successfully provided Questacon with a solar power station that will make an efficient and reliable clean energy contribution to its electricity needs for decades to come.

WINAICO – Manufacturer and Module Supplier

As a 100% subsidiary of the semiconductor company Win Win Precision Technology Co., Ltd., based in Taiwan, WINAICO manufactures and distributes crystalline high performance modules worldwide. Furthermore, as a systems house for photovoltaic equipment, WINAICO also delivers complete PV system packages.

PV projects using WINAICO solar modules benefit from the superior product quality of products manufactured in Taiwan in accordance with the highest quality standards, as well as from the comprehensive consultation, planning and maintenance services provided by WINAICO. Generous stock levels ensure the rapid availability of WINAICO products.

LAROS Technologies
LAROS specialises in the design and installation of commercial solar PV systems and low energy building technologies and techniques. LAROS provides consultation, design and Low-E solutions for consumers in residential, commercial and institutional buildings, both new and retrofit.  Based in Canberra, the company has successfully completed projects all over Australia.

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
Questacon, located within Canberra's Parliamentary Zone, is a place to engage the public with science and technology through interaction and experience, and inspires visitors of all generations towards becoming critical, creative thinkers and innovators.
The centre hosts exhibitions, shows, talks, workshops and many programmes to promote science and technology.

Press contact:
WINAICO Australia Pty Ltd

Tel: +61 2 9238 6127
australia@winaico.com

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