Latest News: Solar Modules Bosch Solar Modules Receive Plus X Award
Bosch Solar Energy AG took home six awards at the Plus X Awards which is one of the world's largest competitions for innovative products from the technology, sport and lifestyle branches.
Bosch's crystalline solar modules c-Si M60 EU 30117 and c-Si M60 S EU 30117 impressed the jury in the three categories of "High Quality," "Design", and "Ecology". "We're very proud of these distinctions. Even though this was the first time that we took part in the competition, two of our products both won awards in three categories," commented CSO Peter Schneidewind. "We are especially pleased about the award for „High Quality‟", he continued. "By awarding us this distinction, the prestigious jury has honoured our efforts to continually provide our customers with the best quality products"
ANTARIS SOLAR Modules Pass the Salt Spray Corrosion Test
The ANTARIS SOLAR AS M monocrystalline modules have proven their ability to withstand extremely salty outdoor conditions in a salt spray test performed by Photovoltaik-Institut (PI) in Berlin. The test confirmed that ANTARIS SOLAR modules are particularly well-suited for installations in coastal regions with a high degree of salinity in the air and heavy rainfall.
Photovoltaic systems are always at risk of corrosion that could lead to decreased performance. However this risk is considerably higher in coastal areas, which are typically subject to greater than average rainfall and levels of salinity. That is why ANTARIS SOLAR commissioned the Berlin-based Photovoltaik-Institut (PI) to put the ANTARIS SOLAR AS M series monocrystalline modules through their paces in a salt spray corrosion test according to DIN EN 60068-2-52.
The test took seven days to complete. During that time, the modules were sprayed four times with salt spray, for two hours at a time, with a salt concentration of 5.0 g/l. The modules were then stored in a damp chamber with a relative humidity of 93 percent and a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. Finally the modules were subject to a three day drying process in a room heated to 23 degrees Celsius. This DIN test simulates, under laboratory conditions, several years of operation on a conventional roof-mounted installation.
After the entire test cycle had been completed, the ANTARIS SOLAR modules were checked for material damage and their performance capacity was tested. This inspection revealed no damage to the module structure, or any adverse impact on the performance of the modules. The ANTARIS SOLAR AS M modules in question showed no signs of external damage and their yield capacity was unaffected, even after intensive exposure to salt water and humidity.
“In order to guarantee the long service life of our modules, even in the most varied and potentially challenging conditions, we regularly subject them to tests that simulate extreme environmental factors,” says Dr. Michael Göde, Managing Director of ANTARIS SOLAR. “Recently, we successfully tested the resistance of our modules to ammonia. And now that they‟ve also passed the salt spray corrosion test, we can confidently recommend our solar modules for use in particularly salty conditions, such as coastal regions.”
Antaris Solar Modules Awarded MCS Accreditation
Solar technology provider ANTARIS SOLAR has been awarded the British Microgeneration Certificate (MCS) for its photovoltaic modules. With the certification, the Bavarian solar power specialist has fulfilled the prerequisites for selling photovoltaic modules in the UK market.
Solar technology provider ANTARIS SOLAR is continually expanding its international market activities. ANTARIS SOLAR has now been awarded the UK‟s Microgeneration Certificate (MCS) for its range of mono- and polycrystalline modules. This enables the photovoltaic specialist, which is headquartered in Waldaschaff in Bavaria, to begin selling photovoltaic modules in the UK.
The MCS certification is granted by the British Standards Institute (BSI), the UK‟s main testing authority, and requires detailed testing of all production processes and thorough assessment of the product performance. The MCS certificate is a prerequisite for selling solar modules in the UK market and confirms that they comply with or surpass the photovoltaic module standards applicable in the UK. The MCS certificate also determines whether products qualify for subsidies and feed -in tariffs.
ANTARIS SOLAR is represented in the UK market with an extensive range of mono- and polycrystalline high-performance modules with outputs ranging between175 and 230 Wp. Dr. Michael Göde, CEO of the ANTARIS SOLAR Group, expects to get off to a good start in the United Kingdom: “We‟re constantly working to improve the quality and output of our products and, as an MCS-certified solar power provider with expertise in photovoltaics, we‟re also looking forward to being represented in the UK market.”
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