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DKASC, Alice Springs

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Manufacturer Canadian Solar
Array Rating 5.3kW
PV Technology poly-Si
Array Structure Fixed: Ground Mount
Installed 2016

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Current Output

Polycrystalline silicon array, fixed ground-mount.

Canadian Solar’s polycrystalline modules have better temperature behaviour than monocrystalline PV modules, and are best suited for applications in high ambient temperature environment. Our innovative five busbar cell technology poly modules increase module power output and system reliability.

All our PV modules are manufactured based on a meticulous design and rigorous quality control ensuring a high-yield, long-term performance for every module produced.

Our Modules Key features:

 : Cell efficiency of up to 19.2 %

 : High PTC rating of up to 91.89 %

 : Outstanding low irradiance performance: 96.5 %

 : IP67 junction box for long-term weather endurance

 : Heavy snow load up to 6000 Pa, wind load up to 4000 Pa.

 : 25 years Linear power output warranty

 : 10 years  product warranty on materials and workmanship

Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is committed to providing high quality solar products, solar system solutions and services to customers around the world. As a leading PV project developer and manufacturer of solar modules with over 16 GW deployed around the world since 2001, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is one of the most bankable solar companies worldwide.


Array Rating 5.3kW
Panel Rating 265W
Number Of Panels 20
Panel Type CS6K-265
Array Area 32.74 m²
Type Of Tracker N/A
Inverter Size / Type 5kW, SMA SMC 5000A
Installation Completed Wed, 9 Nov 2016
Array Tilt/Azimuth Tilt = 20, Azi = 0 (Solar North)


Notes on the Data

  1. 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


    Wed, 12 Jul 2017

  2. 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.


    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

  3. Site 32: PV Module Changeover

    At the request of Canadian Solar the existing PV modules at site 32 were changed out in full, with existing PV modules being removed and a new and more recent array pf Canadian Solar modules installed. Details on the updated technology is available by linking to the “More Info” tab for Site 32

    Data from the original Canadian Solar array will be archived but remain available from the Historical Data Download page.


    Wed, 9 Nov 2016