Why are the Solar Frontier PowerModules the ideal modules for use in projects under real life conditions?

The standard test conditions (irradiation 1000 W/m² with a module temperature of 25 °C and sunlight spectrum with Air Mass factor 1.5), in which the datasheet characteristics of solar modules are determined, practically never occur in real life. In actual fact, for 70% to 80% of their operating times the irradiation values that prevail in PV systems are between 200 and 700 W/m². This is precisely the range in which Solar Frontier CIS PowerModules outperform all other technologies. Together with shade optimization, temperature stability and the Light Soaking Effect, Solar Frontier CIS modules achieve the highest specific energy yields (kWh/kWp) and performance ratio values.

What is the specific weight of the Solar Frontier PowerModules including the substructure?

Our PowerModule has a weight of 20 kg spread over an area of 1.23 m². This is equivalent to 16.26 kg/m². For substructures, the following weights should typically be added for roofing:

  • Trapezoidal sheet metal roofs: approx. 7 kg/m²
  • Tiled or pantile roof: approx. 10 kg/m²
  • Flat roof with elevated mounting (no ballasting): approx. 15 kg/m²

How is the color of the frames for Solar Frontier modules defined?

The black frame of the Solar Frontier PowerModules blends perfectly with the consistent black appearance. The frames are coated in our Production department before they are shipped. Before shipping, they undergo testing under extreme conditions and tests of long-term tests performance. The anodizing technique used means that the frame color cannot be determined according to RAL, for example.

What guarantees do I get?

The current product and performance guarantees for Solar Frontier PowerModules are normally included automatically in the PV system documentation. This is also available for review in the Download area on our homepage.

What does a system cost?

As an installer, dealer or distributor, you have the opportunity to register with our e-Shop, where you can browse all the latest information about our products, including the prices of PowerModules and PowerSets.

Which (transformerless) inverters are approved for use with Solar Frontier modules?

In general, all transformerless inverters are approved for use with Solar Frontier PowerModules. Therefore, approval of a specific product by Solar Frontier is not necessary.  

You can find a list of inverters that are compatible with Solar Frontier PowerModules in the Download area.

How can the most advantage be made of the Light Soaking Effect when specifying the inverter?

The tolerance ranges of the open circuit voltage ("Voc") and the short-circuit current ("Isc") are not affected by the Light Soaking Effect. Consequently, the information in the datasheet is quite sufficient for specifying the maximum system voltage and the maximum current. 

Is it possible to connect strings in parallel without a fuse or reflux diodes?

As long as the solar system is properly installed by a professional according to manufacturers’ instructions it is possible to connect the strings of the PowerSet without any fuse or reflux diode.
Please note that certain local regulations might explicitly require the use of fuse to protect cables or modules. Please respect these regulations in any case.