Solar Module Testing: Field test Results

Innovative modules with Dutch Design inside

Cooperation between the SiCC partners and Exasun has resulted in a new solar PV module with back contact cells, and a glass-foil-glass configuration.

Since April 2017, innovative modules have been installed at private PV sites where they are compared to commercial modules. The PV module testing systems will be monitored for a period of five years.

Monitoring goal of solar module testing

We want to demonstrate the reliable performance of the new solar module concept and compare it to the performance of today’s commercially available modules.

A fast feedback loop is created: the monitoring results will be used to improve the design and production of new PV modules.

The modules are in the range of 300 Wp. All systems are monitored with respect to their power output. Any changes in performance will be signalled and analysed.

The sites are open for interested parties that want to invest in the development of back contact modules or that want to install them for power production.

Performance log

The system results will be published every quarter, comparing the relative power output of the systems to the commercial modules.

Download the latest results of 2018.

Download the results of 2017.

Monitoring on module level

Utrecht University will monitor a number of innovative and commercial modules on their extensive test roof.

The objectives include characterisation of performance, including annual yield, and in-depth measuring of the stability.

Test site locations

Dycomet Europe, Akkrum
  • Sportschool de Geus, Broek op Langedijk
  • Bouwbedrijf Henselmans, Broek op Langedijk
  • Palingrokerij Vlug, Broek op Langedijk
  • De Werkfabriek, Broek op Langedijk
Sportschool Inbalance, Roelofsarendsveen
Gemeente Schagen, Tuitjenhorn
Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht

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