Kyocera Corp. says its solar modules have passed all Long-Term Sequential Tests performed by TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd. The Long-Term Sequential Test evaluates modules with four sub-tests: damp heat, thermal cycling, humidity freeze and bypass diode.
The company had announced interim results last October, but now announces the full certification of the testing. Kyocera's conventional 210 W solar module was the test subject and was proven to maintain a constant level of power output throughout the rigorous testing, which evaluates modules over a longer time period than standard testing methodologies, the company explains.
‘Data collected from three large-scale solar power plants in Spain and Thailand show that our modules are performing at an approximately 16 percent higher power output level than the installers' own original estimates,’ states Tetsuo Kuba, president of Kyocera Corp.
SOURCE: Kyocera Corp.