|Array Structure||Fixed: Ground Mount|
Copper indium gallium di-selenide thin-film array, fixed ground-mount.
In this type of thin film module the active layer consists of Copper Indium Gallium di-Selinide (CIGS) instead of silicon. The long thin cells of CIGS modules make them less sensitive to partial shading compared to crystalline silicon modules.
In the laboratory, CIGS modules have achieved efficiencies comparable to crystalline silicon modules. Solibro CIGS modules have one of the highest conversion efficiencies of thin film modules produced on a commercial scale.
Solibro is a company of Hanergy. Hanergy is a global business that manufactures photovoltaic cells and modules.
|Number Of Panels||66|
|Array Area||49.48 m²|
|Type Of Tracker||N/A|
|Inverter Size / Type||6kW, SMA SMC 6000A|
|Installation Completed||Sun, 1 Aug 2010|
|Array Tilt/Azimuth||Tilt = 20, Azi = 0 (Solar North)|
Notes on the Data
Monitoring Interruption for UPS Battery Replacement
The disconnection and re-connection of the solar arrays and weather station equipment while a new site connection was being established prompted the already flattening UPS batteries which power the site’s energy meters to fail and require immediate replacement. Data recording was affected from approximately 2.30pm ACST, Monday 10 July to 4.00pm, Wednesday 12 July.
Affects weather data for DKASC, Alice Springs
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 re-energised at ~16:30 today (02/12/2016) and is again operating normally. Data for this period for these sites is lost.
Sites 24 and 27: Temporary Outage
Both Site 24 and 27 went offline from the 14th to the 17th November 2016. This outage was caused by a contractor working on another system turning off these two systems for safety reasons and then forgetting to turn them back on after the work was complete. This outage was not a fault of the technology itself but rather simple human error.