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Comparison between Renesola and Yingli Solar Modules

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Yingli Green Energy (YGE) is one of the oldest Chinese companies and is completely integrated. One of the world’s first Solar Panelsfully vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, the company develops, manufactures and sells high-quality modules under the brand Yingli Solar to a wide range of markets including Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, South Korea, China, and the United States. The company is headquartered in Baoding, China with over 11,000 employees worldwide & more than 10 branch offices globally. The business model covers the entire PV value chain, from polysilicon production to the assembly of modules.

Renesola (SOL) is a vertically integrated company with complete R&D and manufacturing of polysilicon, silicon wafer and solar modules. Renesola has a global presence with sales branches established in Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific regions. Renesola sells solar panels as an OEM Solar Panel Producer which means that it sells its solar panels to companies who put their own brand names on solar panels produced by Renesola.

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Distinguishing Features between Renesola and Yingli Solar Modules

Both Yingli Green and Renesola are amongst the best buys according to me in 2013. They are low cost Chinese solar panel producers.

Classification of Solar Modules and Available Models

Renesola come in Monocrystalline and multicrystalline make.

The different monocrystalline solar modules from Renesola are: i) 156 black mono (250w-260w), ii) 125mono (190w-200w), iii) 156square mono (260w-270w) and iv) 156mono (250w-260w). The multicrystalline solar modules from Renesola are: VIRTUS VIRTUS II series.

Yingli Solar panels are divided into: i) Monocrystalline: PANDA 48 and 60 cell series ii) Multicrystalline: YGE 48, 60 and 72 cell series and iii) Off-grid modules: YLSYS 300, 800, 1200 and 1600 series.

Yingli solar panels can also be conveniently used for residential, commercial and utility purposes:

i) Residential: PANDA 48 and 60 cell series and YGE 48 and 60 cell series.

ii) Commercial (Business) : PANDA 60 cell series and YGE 48, 60, 72 cell series

iii) Utility (Power Plants): YGE 60 and 72 cell series.

Cell Type

The cell types found in Renesola are 125×125 mm and 156×156 mm. For Yingli modules, it is generally 156×156 mm.

Power Performance

Yingli Green modules have a positive power tolerance of 0 W to+5 W, while Renesola Modules come with a positive power tolerance of 0-+5W.


Weight for Renesola modules are 16 kg, 19 kg, 29 kg and Yingli modules weighs between 15 to 21 kg.


Anodized aluminium alloy frame is common for both the companies’ solar panels.

Load Resistance

The solar panels from both can withstand upto 5400 pa wind speed and snow load.


Renesola modules have a limited product warranty – 10 years repair, replacement or refund remedy and 25 years limited peak power warranty – limited remedy. Yingli Green Energy modules come with 10 years limited product warranty and limited power warranty of 10 years at 91.2% of minimal rated power output, 25 years at 80.7% of minimal rated power output.

Standards & Certification

Renesola Modules confirm with PV standards such as IEC 61215:2005, IEC 61730:2004, UL 1703. Yingli Green modules are certified under IEC 61215, IEC 61730MCS, CE, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, BS OHSAS 18001:2007, SA 8000, PV CYCLE.

Read other technical details of solar modules of both the brands here:  Renesola and Yingli Green Energy.

Sneha Shah

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