Q-Cells SE says that its Q.SMART module, a copper indium gallium diselenide product, achieved peak performances under extreme climate conditions during testing in Alice Springs, Australia.
The tests were conducted by the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre, an independent test center for solar energy systems financed by the Australian government. During the period from August 2010 to January 2011, the power output of the Q.SMART module was measured, along with that of several similarly sized thin-film systems.
With an average energy yield of 5.8 kWh per installed kWp per day, the module emerged as one of the leading performers from the test period, Q-Cells says. The average output of systems from otherÂ manufacturers with a similar system configuration ranged between 5.1 and 5.3 KWh/KWp/day.
SOURCE: Q-Cells SE