Superior CIS technology

Highest yields under real conditions, even when they are unfavourable. In order to make good on this claim, throughout its history Solar Frontier has conducted extensive research and made many innovative breakthroughs in CIS technology. The company has carried out pioneering work in solar energy since 1970, and has accumulated unparalleled expertise in research, development and manufacturing of solar panels.

PowerModules of 145-170 W

Solar Frontier’s SF145–170 PowerModules S-series offers the highest conversion efficiency of any mass produced thin-film module, up to 13.8 %. All modules are RoHS compliant and cadmium and lead-free. Fewer production steps and raw materials also mean an industry-leading energy payback time of less than one year.

Quality features

SF145–170 PowerModules are shipped in cardboardfree packaging and use recyclable corner pieces.

Technical specifications

S-MODULE SF 145-S SF 150-S SF 155-S SF 160-S SF 165-S SF 170-S
STC Characteristics1)
Nominal power Pmax 145 W 150 W 155 W 160 W 165 W 170 W
Positive sorting effect Module power up to 5 W higher than nominal power
Module efficiency % 11.8 % 12.2 % 12.6 % 13.0 % 13.4 % 13.8 %
Open circuit voltage  Voc 107.0 V 108.0 V 109.0 V 110.0 V 110.0 V 112.0 V
Short circuit current Isc 2.20 A 2.20 A 2.20 A 2.20 A 2.20 A 2.20 A
Current at nominal power Impp 1.80 A 1.85 A 1.88 A 1.91 A 1.93 A 1.95 A
Temperature Characteristics
NOCT   47 °C
Temperature coefficient of Isc α +0.01 %/K
Temperature coefficient of Voc β -0.30 %/K
Temperature coefficient of Pmax δ -0.31 %/K
Mechanical Characteristics
Dimensions (L x W x H) 1,257 x 977x 35 mm
Weight 20 kg
Snow & wind load (IEC 61646) 2,400 Pa

1) Values measured under Standard Test Conditions “STC” defined by IEC norm (1,000 W/m² irradiance, 25°C module temperature and air mass 1.5). Isc and Voc are within ±10% tolerance of the rated values at STC. If measured at a later point in time after shipping from the factory, Pmax may have a tolerance of +10% / –5%. Module efficiency at 200 W/m² irradiance is typically 98 % (±1.9 %) of efficiency under STC.

Guarantees and certificates



IEC 61646: Design qualification and type approval
IEC 61730: Photovoltaic module safety qualification
IEC 61701: Salt mist corrosion testing
IEC 62716: Ammonia corrosion testing

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