|Array Structure||Fixed: Ground Mount|
Cadmium Telluride thin-film array, fixed ground-mount.
Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) replaces silicon as the active photovoltaic material in these modules. The modules are manufactured in an innovative production process where the active photovoltaic layer is deposited under atmospheric pressure.
CdTe modules have a lower efficiency compared to crystalline silicon modules, and as a result a greater number of modules are required for a given output. However, the simpler production process of CdTe modules results in lower module costs compared to crystalline silicon modules.
These PV modules are expected to perform well in the climate of Alice Springs due to the material characteristics of CdTe.
Calyxo is a German based manufacturer of photovoltaic modules.
|Number Of Panels||108|
|Array Area||77.76 m²|
|Type Of Tracker||N/A|
|Inverter Size / Type||6kW, SMA SMC 6000A|
|Installation Completed||Mon, 1 Mar 2010|
|Array Tilt/Azimuth||Tilt = 20, Azi = 0 (Solar North)|
Notes on the Data
Partial system outage
One of the major switchboards at the DKASC lost power yesterday 01/12/2016 at ~ 11:00 am. This isolated and shutdown array sites 23 through to 37 inclusive. The switchboard was reenergized at ~ 16:30 today (02/12/2016) as is again operating normally. Data for this period for these sites is lost.