Profile: Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (YGE.N)
26 May 2017
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, incorporated on August 7, 2006, is a solar panel manufacturer. The Company's manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and solar panel assembly. The Company's end products include photovoltaic (PV) modules and PV systems of different sizes and power outputs. The Company sells PV modules under its own brand names, Yingli and Yingli Solar, to PV system integrators and distributors located in various markets around the world, including China, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Chile, Algeria, Germany, France, South Africa, Turkey and Honduras. The Company's products and services include the manufacture of polysilicon ingots and wafers, PV cells, PV modules and integrated PV systems, and the development and operation of solar projects.
Polysilicon Ingots and Blocks
The Company produces approximately 800 kilogram multi-crystalline polysilicon ingots. The Company's polysilicon blocks are available in cuboid with the same face size of approximately 156 millimeters x 156 millimeters and different heights. A polysilicon ingot is formed by melting, purifying and solidifying polysilicon feedstock into a brick-shaped ingot. The polysilicon ingots are then cut into blocks.
As of December 31, 2015, the thickness of the Company's wafers and the diameter of its wires were 180 microns and 120 microns, respectively. The Company's wafers are generally available in the size of approximately 156 millimeters x 156 millimeters.
A PV cell is a device made from a polysilicon wafer that converts sunlight into electricity by a process known as the photovoltaic effect. The Company has commercialized over 600 megawatts of monocrystalline production capacity for each of monocrystalline ingots and wafers, cells and modules in Baoding, Hebei Province. The production lines are designed to produce monocrystalline PV cells based on the technology developed through Project PANDA.
A PV module is an assembly of PV cells that are electrically interconnected, laminated and framed in a durable and weatherproof package. The Company's PV modules are made with PV cells produced by it. The Company's PV modules have output ranging from 250 to 340 watts.
Integrated PV Systems
A PV system consists of one or more PV modules that are physically mounted and electrically interconnected with system components, such as batteries and power electronics, to produce and store electricity. The Company produces PV systems, and also designs, assembles, sells and installs PV systems for lighting systems, mobile communication base stations and residential applications.
The Company competes with SunPower Corporation, First Solar, Inc., SolarWorld AG, Renewable Energy Corporation and Trina Solar Limited.
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd
No. 3055 Middle Fuxing Road
BAODING HEB 071051
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-Yingli Green Energy Q4 revenue RMB 2.041 bln vs RMB 2.11 bln
- BRIEF-Yingli Green Energy says partners with ECN,Tempress for mass production of IBC cells
- BRIEF-Yingli to Power the largest bifacial PV plant in Europe
- Solar panel maker Yingli wins dismissal of securities fraud claims
- BRIEF-Yingli Green forms special committee to consider potential resolutions of debt repayment issues