These CIS thin film panels out perform Crystaline panels in lower light levels. We have done side by side tests in winter and found that with winter sun these panels will give a decent about of additional power over crystaline panels. In cloudy conditions they both perform the same, with very low output, but then the low powered winter sun does shine the CIS panels out perform the crystaline panels with upto double the power from the same sized array. Over a yearly yeild we would estimate that you may gain around 10% more power generated over the year. You will require more surface area for these panels, but work out a similar price per watt.
These are framed panels that you can use in off grid or on grid solutions. In off grid you can only use an MPPT with these panels and the panels must all be run in parallel.
Solar Frontier’s new SF170 module offers the highest conversion efficiency of any mass-produced thin-film module - up to 13.8%.
The modules feature the lightsoaking effect unique to Solar Frontier’s CIS technology, which provides higher output than initially specified. All modules are RoHS compliant and cadmium and lead-free.
All modules also have MCS (Microgeneration Scheme) approval required to register for the Feed-In Tariff.
Fewer production steps and raw materials also mean an industry-leading energy payback time of less than one year.
Solar Frontier Thin Film modules are shipped in cardboard-free packaging and use recyclable corner pieces.
Nominal Power Pmax 170W
Module Efficency 13.8%
Power tolerance +5W/0W
Open circuit voltage VOC 112.0V
short circuit current 2.20A
Voltage at nominal power Vmpp 87.5V
Current at nominal power Impp 1.95A
Get 5% discount for Cash On Collection Payments
Delivery from £30
First panel £30, each additional panel just £3 delivery i.e 6 panels costs £45 delivery.
Delivery service is an economy service that hand delivers fragile items on a weekly round across the UK.
£15 surcharge for Scotland (please allow 2-3 weeks for Scotland).
This is a safer more reliable and cheaper way for you to receive panels and saves on the huge amounts of wasted packing materials.
Pallet Shipping 25 panels per pallet: (oversized pallets)
£150 UK Mainland
£350 Rest of Europe
Or you can collect for FREE from near Brighton
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