|Array Structure||Fixed: Ground Mount|
BP Solar polycrystalline silicon array, fixed ground mount.
Polycrystalline panels are installed widely in Australia. Their performance efficiency is slightly lower than monocrystalline panels so slightly more panels are required for a given amount of electricity – however the cost of these installations will often be lower.
Polycrystalline panels have a simpler manufacturing process than monocrystalline. Smaller silicon crystals are grown in a cluster, which is sawn into solar cell wafers.
The different silicon crystals that make up polycrystalline cells can be seen on their surface as a mosaic-like pattern. The boundaries between crystals can trap electrons, reducing the efficiency with which the panel produces electricity.
BP Solar is a global business that designs, manufactures and markets solar electricity systems.
|Number Of Panels||30|
|Panel Type||BP 3165N|
|Array Area||37.75 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)|