Rooftop solar PV reference station

Sinetech has installed a custom comparison test system for solar PV installers, using three different PV module technologies, at the company’s headquarters in Randburg, Gauteng. The three systems are linked to a high-tech weather reference station capturing a wealth of climatic data of the exact location.

These three independent solar systems – one based on polycrystalline panels, one on monocrystalline and the third on CIS or thin-film panel technology, each with a 3 kW/p output. The measurement results of the first three months are clear: under exactly the same conditions, slope angle and orientation of the modules, the thin-film CIS plant produced a 10,6% higher yield compared to the polycrystalline system, and as much as 10,8% increase in yield over the mono-crystalline system.

Contact Chris Rodgers, Sinetech, Tel 011 886-1874,


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