|Array Structure||Fixed: Ground Mount|
Evergreen polycrystalline silicon array, fixed ground-mount
These polycrystalline silicon panels are manufactured with a process called StringRibbonTM that uses the science of ‘surface tension' to grow thin silicon solar cells. This avoids the waste associated with sawing conventional photovoltaic cells from silicon blocks.
The StringRibbonTM process reduces the raw materials consumed and the costs of solar panel manufacturing. This installation of the technology will demonstrate its performance in direct and scattered light and at high temperatures.
Evergreen panels are supplied in Australia by Powersmart Solar. Powersmart Solar is a renewable energy company with an active presence in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Powersmart designs and installs solar power systems and manufactures systems and components.
|Number Of Panels||24|
|Panel Type||Evergreen ES-A-205-fa3|
|Array Area||37.74 m²|
|Type Of Tracker||N/A|
|Inverter Size / Type||5 kW, SMA SMC 5000A|
|Installation Completed||Mon, 15 Mar 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