According to the study conducted by the Photon Laboratory, Siliken modules generate 6.2% more energy than over 47 modules from 36 of the world’s best manufacturers.
Since 2005, this study carried out by the Photon Laboratory has been testing the performance of the modules from the world's best manufacturers. To do so, it randomly selects three modules from each company and installs them at an open-air site in Germany in a south-facing position at a 28° angle and a height of 2.5 meters from the ground. In addition to the power of the modules under standard conditions, this test analysis other factors that decisively influence the energy that the module will produce throughout its useful life, such as cell performance with low radiation, temperature coefficients and power degradation over time. One of the most important characteristics of this study is that the measurements are taken before the inverter and therefore really do reflect the efficiency of the modules.
Photon has developed its own technology to measure the data of the photovoltaic installations in an automated manner and thereby show the monthly figures under real conditions. According to the final results for 2010, Siliken modules generate 6.2% more energy than the average level of all the other modules assessed and 13.1% more than the lowest.
Second place in Photon's performance table was occupied by REC Solar modules, which were actually ranked best in test for five out of twelve months, reveals the company."The Photon test results clearly demonstrate the industry leading performance of REC solar modules," said John Andersen, Jr., Executive Vice President and Group COO, REC.
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