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Manufacturer BP Solar
Array Rating 5.1kW
PV Technology mono-Si
Array Structure Fixed: Ground Mount
Installed 2008

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BP Solar monocrystalline silicon array, fixed ground mount.

Monocrystalline silicon is a proven technology that has been used in a wide range of applications for over 30 years.

Monocrystalline panels convert sunlight with a higher efficiency than polycrystalline and thin film panels. This means that fewer panels are required to produce a given amount of energy. They are often used when space is limited, or when there are high costs associated with installing a lot of panels.

This BP Solar monocrystalline array has a similar kW rating to the BP Solar polycrystalline array installed at the Solar Centre. Their output can be compared over a range of conditions.

A large part of the cost of monocrystalline panels is associated with the production of their silicon cells. These cells are sawn from large single crystals of silicon. The single crystals are grown with high precision in a process that consumes a significant amount of energy.

BP Solar is a global business that designs, manufactures and markets solar electricity systems.

Array Rating 5.1kW
Panel Rating 170W
Number Of Panels 30
Panel Type BP 4170N
Array Area 37.8 m²
Type Of Tracker N/A
Inverter Size / Type 6 kW, SMA SMC 6000A
Installation Completed Tue, 11 Nov 2008
Array Tilt/Azimuth Tilt = 20, Azi = 0 (Solar North)