The figures of the test sites are convincing

Since several years we entrust customers, independent organizations and testing centers like Fraunhofer Institut with the performance monitoring of our modules. In an often opaque PV market we would like to make our contribution to more transparence and comparability. A decisive advantage of CIS over conventional crystalline silicon resides in the higher output per installed watt-peak, which we like to prove with the following examples:

Test site Futterkamp (Schleswig-Holstein)

Site Overview

System capacity: 30 kWp
Reference period: 2 years + 8 months (01/11-08/13)
Modules compared: mono-crystalline and poly-crystalline of two well-known manufacturers
Roof-orientation: south-east
Characteristics: difficult conditions due to low-light

Competitive Advantages

The specific energy production per year of Solar Frontier modules measured in kWh/kWp is

8,5% higher compared to mono-crystalline modules of the competitor.
7,0% higher compared to poly-crystalline modules of the competitor.

Higher savings and faster amortization of the plant.

Test site Fraunhofer Institut (Kassel)

Site Overview

Reference Period: 12 months (2011/12)
Modules compared: mono-crystalline modules of a well-known manufacturer
Roof orientation: south
Characteristics: the roof faces south, the ideal orientation for competitors.

Competitive Advantages

The specific energy production per year of Solar Frontier modules measured in kWh/kWp is almost

10% higher than the earning of the competitor

Even in the for our competitors ideal south-orientation, the performance of Solar Frontier modules is better.

Higher savings and faster amortization of the plant.

Test site Twente (Netherlands)

Site Overview

System Capacity: 9.5 kWp
Reference Period: 9 months (2013)
Modules compared: mono-crystalline, poly-crystalline and amorphous modules of 3 well-known manufacturers
Roof orientation: south
Characteristics: the roof faces south, the ideal orientation for competitors

Competitive Advantages

The specific energy production per year of Solar Frontier modules measured in kWh/kWp is

12,3% higher compared to the amorphous modules,
9,2% higher compared to poly-crystalline modules and
10,6% higher compared to mono-crystalline modules.

Higher savings and faster amortization of the plant.

Test site Rhodos (Greece)

Site Overview

System Capacity: 199 kWp
Reference Period: 1 year + 4 months (03/12-07/13)
Modules compared: poly-crystalline modules of a well-known manufacturer
Roof orientation: south
Characteristics: difficult conditions due to high temperature; the roof faces south, the ideal orientation for competitors.

Competitive Advantages

The specific energy production per year of Solar Frontier modules is

8,8% higher compared to the poly-crystalline modules of the competitor.

Positive impact of good temperature coe cient of Solar Frontier modules (under high temperatures the loss of power of the competitor-modules is higher than with Solar Frontier modules).

Higher savings and faster amortization of the plant.