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 SF165 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 165W
Power tolerance +5W/0W
Open circuit voltage VOC 110.0V
short circuit current 2.20A
Voltage at nominal power Vmpp 85.5V
Current at nominal power Impp 1.93A
Get 5% discount for Cash On Collection Payments
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
Growatt's single tracker 4kW - ideal for roofs with no shading.
6mm Solar Cable - Price is per meter simply select the quantity as the number of meters you want.
Double Insulated UV protected solar cable
Max load: 50A
MC4 Solar Connector - Price is per pair simply select the quantity as the number of pairs you want.
These are the standard connectors used on most solar panels.
TUV certified, brand new, water /weather proof rubber seal that can ensure excellent electrical contact for life time service.
The metal pin is made from high quality machined copper and sealed tip (compare to the cheap sheet metal pin) that can ensure excellent electrical contact for life time service.
Build in press tabs for easy disconnect, no tool is needed. 25A max load.
Wires should be crimped or soldered into the pins and care should be taken to get the correct pin into the correct connector. Once the pin is pushed into the connector it is difficult to remove without the correct tooling.
Main Technical Specification:
Maximum Current: 25A
Maximum voltage: 1000V
Maximum operating humidity: 5% -95% (No condensation)
Temperature: -40 ℃ ~ +90 ℃
Waterproof Grade: IP67
Flame class: UL94-V0
Connecting cable specifications: 2.5mm2 4mm2 6mm2
Test voltage: 6.6KV (50Hz, 1min)
Metal materials: nickel copper
Insulation material: PA12 * 1988HB
Lock mode: Self-locking
Security Level: Class ‖
Shell has a strong anti-aging, anti- UV capability; found in outdoor use under harsh environment requirements; according to different needs can be arbitrary and used in conjunction with a variety of cell junction box; all connections are using press-fit connection;