Upgraded metallurgical-grade silicon array, fixed ground-mount
Upgraded Metallurgical-Grade Silicon modules are manufactured in a less energy intensive process, thereby reducing the production costs of PV modules.
This upgraded metallurgical-grade silicon array is installed at an optimal
orientation, due North at a tilt angle of 20°. As the system setup is
the same as that of the five other Q-Cells installations at the Solar
Centre, a comparison between different technologies delivered by one
manufacturer can be made.
Q-Cells is a global business that manufactures photovoltaic cells and modules. Q-Cells also designs, installs and markets large scale photovoltaic systems.
|Electricity produced (annual):||9.49 MWh*|
|System size:||5.85 kW|
|Array area:||43.29 m²|
|Number of panels:||26|
|Panel efficiency:||13.51 %|
|Panel type:||QC-C01 225|
|Inverter size, type:||6kW, SMA SMC 6000A|
|Array orientation:||True north, at 20° tilt|
|Installation completed:||1 March 2010|
* This figure is based on an assumption of 1.622 MWh annually, per kWp of installed solar panels. This may prove to be a conservative estimate for Alice Springs.