|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. This is a thin-film technology where the active photovoltaic material is deposited in a thin layer on the panel’s glass substrate. The manufacture of CdTe thin-film panels is a simpler and faster process than for other thin-films, and less photoelectric material is consumed in their production than for crystalline silicon technology, leading to lower manufacturing costs.
In the laboratory, CdTe modules have achieved efficiencies comparable to crystalline silicon modules. All solar technologies produce less power as their operating temperature rises, but CdTe thin film technologies reduce half as much as crystalline silicon technologies in hot conditions.
First Solar is a global business that manufactures, engineers, procures and constructs utility scale photovoltaic plants, and provides operation and maintenance services for these plants in Australia and internationally.
|Number Of Panels||64|
|Panel Type||First Solar FS-387|
|Array Area||46.08 m²|
|Type Of Tracker||N/A|
|Inverter Size / Type||6 kW, SMA SMC 6000|
|Installation Completed||Wed, 6 Feb 2013|
|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.