Can the modules be used in corrosive atmospheres (e. g. atmosphere with high levels of ammonia caused by keeping poultry, with high levels of salt or humidity)?

Yes, The Solar Frontier modules have passed the following certification tests, amongst others:

 

- Certification test of ammonia resistance [certificate from TÜV Rheinland on June 28th, 2013: 2PfG 1917/05.11 

"Ammonia corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) Modules”]

 

- TÜV certification test of salt mist resistance [certificate from TÜV Rheinland on June 28th: IEC61701:2012 "Salt mist corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules“].

 

In addition, Solar Frontier PowerModules can be installed in environments with a relative humidity of between 45% and 95%.

 

The corresponding certificates can be found on our website under the Certificates menu point.

Can the modules be damaged by hail?

In the process of the product certification according to IEC 61646, the modules were hit with ice balls at a speed of 80 km/h and withstood this test undamaged. So in conclusion, the modules are not endangered when exposed to hail. You can find the corresponding certificate on our homepage under the Certificates menu point.

Do the modules have to be cleaned on a regular basis?

In general, the self-cleaning function of the modules decreases with a lower inclination angle. At locations which feature a high potential for pollution it can therefore be necessary to clean the modules on a regular basis in order to ensure permanently high yields. This applies particularly for installations with a low inclination angle. For more information about cleaning guidelines, please refer to our installation manual, which is available in the download area.

Can I uncouple or replace individual parts of the PowerSets?

The individual components of our Solar Frontier PowerSets have been adjusted to work optimally with each other. Therefore, they should not be changed. If components are replaced, we can no longer offer any guarantee for the PowerSet purchased.

Does a PV system attract lightning strikes?

An electrical potential does always implicate a higher risk of a lightning strike. The risk of a lightning strike is amongst others dependent of the installation location and conditions. We recommend to consult a lightning protection expert for taking appropriate measures.