|Array Structure||Fixed: Ground Mount|
Sungrid monocrystalline silicon array, fixed ground-mount.
Monocrystalline cells are cut from silicon blocks composed of a single, pure silicon crystal.
Monocrystalline silicon panels typically achieve higher efficiencies than polycrystalline and thin film technologies. The cost per Watt, however, can also be higher due to the more complex manufacturing requirements of monocrystalline cells.
These Sungrid monocrystalline panels have been designed in a large size format so that fewer panels are needed for an array. This can reduce installation costs.
Sungrid is an Australian solar energy company that distributes high quality solar panels to customers around Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
|Number Of Panels||18|
|Panel Type||Sungrid SG-280M6|
|Array Area||35.12 m²|
|Type Of Tracker||N/A|
|Inverter Size / Type||6 kW, SMA SMC 6000A|
|Installation Completed||Mon, 15 Mar 2010|
|Array Tilt/Azimuth||Tilt = 20, Azi = 0 (Solar North)|
Notes on the Data
System Disconnection for Cabling Works
All arrays at the Solar Centre were disconnected from approximately 2.00pm to 3.00pm on Monday, 9 July 2018 in preparation for the cable between the main switchboard and distribution board being upgraded. Array sites #23-38 remained disconnected while the main feeder cable to these sites was replaced in subsequent days, but all systems were re-connected by early afternoon on Thursday, 12 July 2018.
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
> Answer to Spotlight Question
Onsite at the DKA Solar Centre in Alice Springs are a series of quiz-like Spotlight Questions at each array. Visit the centre and scan the QR code at each sign to test your knowledge – and check your answer here!
Q: Which other Aussie PV module manufacturer is featured in our Solar Centre?
A: Tindo Solar is another Australian company whose modules are installed at the Solar Centre. Unlike Sungrid, it continues to operate in the market today.