Description

Our modules are ideal for any application that uses the photoelectric effect as a clean energy source because of its minimal chemical pollution and no noise pollution. Thanks to its design, can be integrated easily into any installation.

 

These PV modules use high-efficiency silicon cells to transform the energy of sunlight into electric energy. Each cell is electrically rated to optimize the behavior of the module.

 

Our modules comply with all safety requirements only flexibility but also double insulation and high resistance to UV rays, for all that are suitable for use in outdoor applications.

 

The photovoltaic modules from Solar Innova have passed several international certification requirements and continue to even improve on an already superior quality and performance of products of proven technologies. Quality is one of our core principles and the pursuit of quality is the engine of the company's future, in our desire to continually offer better products.

 Quality

 

Controls before manufacturing process

Choice of suppliers

The quality of the Solar Innova products begins with the choice of suppliers, following a series of analyzes of the materials available on the market, Solar Innova approves only those that meet the quality requirements needed for the manufacture of its modules.

Raw materials

After selecting the suppliers, the materials are subjected to a series of quality checks to ensure their efficiency and durability.

  • Each solar cell is individually tested for electrical values (Voc, Isc, Vmp, Imp, Pmax) and is graded according to power and aesthetics.

  • Safety glass and aluminium frame are tested at random for mechanical resistance.

  • EVA and TPT are tested at random for mechanical and thermal resistance, as well as for colourfastness by simulating ageing.

  • It verifies that the EVA supplier added additives to allow filtering of UV radiation harmful to the longevity of the module.

  • Copper cell connectors are tested at random for electrical conductivity.

  • Each junction box is tested for electrical operation of the bypass diodes.

Controls during the manufacturing process

During the manufacturing process of the materials are controlled under only some critical parameters in the marketplace. With these controls Solar Innova makes the best modules providing long life and high reliability of operation.

 

Generally, the process parameters such as gel content, adhesions and hotspots are constantly checking by the department of Process Engineering Solar Innova, assuring that these critical controls provide the highest quality at each point in the manufacturing process of the product.

 

1.- Gel Content Test

Gel Content Test (Control Test of EVA) is a process that is performed to carry out checks on the most critical phase of the construction of a photovoltaic panel: the lamination; for a better guarantee of lifetime of the module.

 

It is done by periodically sampling, analyzing all the data correlating weekly rolling with, guidelines Entry Inspection EVA material internal management in production and periodic tests in a climatic chamber. In Solar Innova use the latest techniques of analysis, which allows working shoklet distillation with xylene always clean. DSC analysis in addition to the gel content of EVA allows us to see the kinetics of radiation and characterize the additives that embody.

2.- Hot Spot Test

Continuous monitoring is done by: test samples collected directly from the manufacturing lines, whether cells, strips or even complete modules.

 

All lines are subject to the test weekly. All lots are tested in facilitating inspection guidelines classification and approval of suppliers.

3.- Power Test Cells

Are conducted through incoming inspection guidelines, constant sample test online, and CTM permanent control for continuous power and homogeneous modules.

 

(CTM: Cell To Module, this parameter indicates cell Watts lost inevitably to make a panel. If this efficiency is good and steady, guarantees being manufactured correctly).

4.- Peel Test

Through control laminates are done reviewing the internal bond all the layers that make up the module and products are inspected weekly all production lines, ensuring against future delaminations module.

Controls at the end of the manufacturing process

  • Recording of the electrical properties of each individual panel.

  • Check for stability of the IV curves of each individual panel.

  • Check for polarities of the connectors.

  • Reverse current test: simulation of short circuit of a solar panel with resistance recording.

  • Wet leakage test: submersion of a solar panel in a water bath for 336 hours with permanent recording of the power generation and every 48 hours visual inspections for moisture infiltration.

  • Ageing test: simulation of ageing process in a climatic test chamber.

  • Hail test: testing of the mechanical resistance during the firing of hailstones.

  • Mechanical load test: testing the wind resistance and resistance to snow mass.

 Test

 

Once the assembly has proceeded modules are subjected to the following tests:

 

Measurement of V-I Characteristics

During the analysis performed following measurements:

  • Pmpp (W) = Maximum power.

  • Vmpp (V) = Voltage at maximum power.

  • Impp (A)= Current at maximum power.

  • Voc (V) = Open circuit voltage.

  • Isc (A) = Short circuit current.

  • FFm (%) = Form Factor.

  • n (%) = Performance.

  • RsH (Ω) = Parallel resistance.

  • Rs (Ω) = Series resistance.

 

The electrical characteristics of current and working voltage, measured for each module, will define the amperage which will work for this installation and sections of conductors and other electrical components (cables, diodes, wiring, etc.).

 

Data records are measured in real time. The data is transferred to a computer, where the values are processed using the software.

 

 

Once the measurement modules are labeled on the rear part with a barcode containing a serial number traceable to the date of manufacture for identification.

 

ELCD Test = Electroluminescence Crack Detection Test

The electrical circuits of all Solar Innova modules are evaluated with an EL test machine.

 

Physics

Electroluminescence is the result of radiative recombination of electrons and holes in a material. The excited electrons release their energy as photons – light. This light can be captured as an electroluminescence image, resulting in a picture which allows evaluation.

Practical application

An EL test machine consists of a black room in which the solar module is placed, a DC power supply, two cooled CCD camera’s. With the power supply, current will be sent through the solar module. All electrical active zones will start to emit infrared light. This infrared light will be acquired by the camera’s. This allows us to visualize all electrical active and non active areas of the solar module.

Evaluation

This test allows the detection and visibility of material defects in the manufacture of photovoltaic cells. As a result, it is possible to evaluate the quality of the manufacturing process of the cells and any other defect that may be caused by the subsequent handling of the photovoltaic panels. This method may locate the points where the series resistance is abnormally high, cracks in cells and areas where there is no electrical connection. These issues directly impact the longevity of the module and hence their profitability because if not, the module itself runs the risk of having to be replaced before amortization. In particular, the microcracks have a significant effect on long-term stability of performance parameters of photovoltaic panels. The test can detect hidden defects unobtainable by other test methods (flash test, features V-A, or thermal camera).

 

 

The basis of this test is an inspection of the internal structure of the panel, which is invisible to the naked eye. These images are some examples:

Advantages

  • Detection of microcracks in broken cells and cellular structures.

  • Detection of defects in contact bars.

  • Detection of failure or interruption printed with fingers.

  • Detection of inhomogeneity and foreign matter in the crystalline silicon.

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Insulation Test

We check that the modules do not have dielectric and insulation resistance value according to section 10.3 of IEC/EN Standard 61215:2005 ruptures.

 

We check that the modules provide an insulation resistance under wet conditions according to section 10.15 per IEC/EN 61215:2005 Standard.

 

Each module sequentially undergoes during the manufacturing process to the following tests:

  • Effectiveness of ground continuity.

  • Dielectric strength.

  • Insulation resistance.

  • Power.

  • Consumption.

  • Leakage currents.

 

Flash Test

The basic test of the performance parameters of a test flash. This process is intended to acquire the electrical characteristics of the fabricated module for further sorting in power ranges which will serve for a good rating to reduce mismatching. The electrical measurement module is a class A solar simulator according to final wiring configuration, and under standard test conditions (STC):

  • Irradiance: 1,000 W/m2

  • Spectral distribution: 1,5 A.M. (Air Mass)

  • Incidence: normal

  • Temperature: 25º C

 

Under such conditions are measured, the maximum power that can deliver the module, Pmax, the short-circuit current, Isc, the open circuit voltage, Voc and the form factor. The electrical characteristics of current and working voltage, measured for each module, will define the amperage which will work for this installation and sections of conductors and other electrical components (cables, diodes, wiring, etc.).

 

Once the measurement modules are labeled on the back with a sticker clearly visible and indelible which reflects the logo of the manufacturer, model and technical data of each module.

 

 

Once the measurement modules are labeled on the back with a sticker clearly visible and indelible which reflects the manufacturer's logo, model and technical data of each module.

 

 

Flash Test results are delivered to the customer in electronic file format spreadsheet (.xls) with the following characteristics of each of the photovoltaic modules:

  • Serial number.

  • Barcode.

  • Pmpp (W) = Maximum power.

  • Vmpp (V) = Voltage at maximum power.

  • Impp (A)= Current at maximum power.

  • Voc (V) = Open circuit voltage.

  • Isc (A) = Short circuit current.

  • FF (%) = Form Factor.

Mechanical Load Tests

PV modules must be able to demonstrate considerable resistance. Sophisticated mechanical load test monitor whether our modules can withstand adverse conditions such as wind, snow and ice.

 

Breaking test module

The stones are a "natural enemy" of the PV modules. Our testing module examines burnout resistance modules against stones and other objects impacting the surface.

Hail test

A hailstorm is a destructive force that PV modules have to resist at all costs. In our test of hail, hail ice shoot at the modules and the modules are then reviewed to ensure full function and performance thereof.

Climatic Test Chamber

Solar Innova use climatic chamber for conducting durability tests as specified in the IEC/EN 61730 standard, in this way ensures that our modules can withstand during its lifetime the various environmental conditions that reflect the specifications of the IEC/EN and UL.

 

This type of testing is done with cameras laboratory tests, of which the most common are the climatic chambers for environmental testing and accelerated solar simulation, which allow faithfully reproduce, at laboratory scale, the different climates they can suffer PV modules exposed to the weather.

 

Functions such as corrosion, rain, ice, snow, hail, dust and sand, air pollution, moisture, cold and heat, thermal shock and intense radiation, can be accelerated to extrapolate values ​​to the expected lifetime of use and investigate new more effective and durable products.

 

Climatic test we perform are:

  • UV preconditioning: bandwidth 280 nm to 385 nm

  • Maximum intensity of solar irradiation: 250 W/m²

  • Module temperature: +60 ±5° C

  • UV irradiation total of 15 kW/m² and a minimum of 5 kW/m² in bandwidth between 280 nm and 320 nm

  • Thermal cycles: 50 (b) or 200 (a) cycles from -40 °C to +85 °C

  • Freezing and humidity: 10 cycles from -40° C to +85° C and 85% RH

  • Most heat: 1,000 h at +85° C and 85% RH

 

Salt Fog Chamber Test

Solar Innova has a chamber for exposure to corrosion for large samples as specified in the IEC/EN 61701 standard, which we test with salt spray and humidity, or basic cycles, for large sample sizes and assembled components.

 

The test offers an advantage assembled components to evaluate the combination of potentially incompatible materials. Our cabin allows testing with large samples and fully assembled components.

 

Installing lamps MH (metal halogen) or MHG (global metal halogen) in the chambers passable enhances testing capabilities. It is now possible to test the resistance to UV rays, corrosion and other environmental conditions and entire sets of large samples in the same unit.

 

Thermographic Camera Test

The temperature of any surface can be obtained using a thermographic camera.

 

The thermal imaging camera measures the temperature of the surface of the photovoltaic panels in charge and often reveal the presence of trouble.

 

 

With the imager can detect faults in electrical components such as bypass diodes and junction boxes and mechanical defects such as delamination or cell damage. Thermography also helps locate problems with welds, which eventually can cause long-term problems.

 

Thermal imagers output are images that determine the range of temperatures on the surface of the measured object. Basically, the camera becomes invisible infrared radiation at wavelengths of visible light. Each color defines a certain temperature.

 

Thermography provides a quick and simple information about solar module and determines the quality and reveals the existence of possible future risks.

 

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Maximum Performance Test

After several proofs environmental impact, the module is subjected to a maximum performance test.

 

We measured peak power modules under CEM under section 10.2 of IEC/EN 61215:2005 Standard.

 

The test only passes if the data are consistent peak performance.

Operation at Low Irradiance

We measure the power modules under low irradiance (200 W/m²) under section 10.7 of IEC/EN 61215:2005 y IEC/EN 61646:2008 Standards.

Sand and Dust Test

Test simulates the typical erosion effect of heavy desert sandstorm situation. This endurance testing is critical to determine the reliability and longevity of solar PV panels in real world conditions along their lifetime.

 

The considerable increase in the number of PV installations in desert regions makes it essential to develop solar modules that can withstand the strong impact of high-velocity sand and avoid the accumulation of dust on the surface of the modules.

 

 Installation

Carefully read the following product documentation and safety instructions.

 

Failure to follow these instructions will make the module warranty void.

 

1.- Purpose of this documentation

This guide contains basic information regarding Solar Innova photovoltaic modules, their installation and safe handling. All instructions should be read and understood before attempting installation. If there are any questions, please contact your dealer or Solar Innova for further information.

 

This documentation refers to the PV-modules themselves and is not meant to be a complete installation manual for personnel not specifically trained to PV-modules. It serves as a general reference.

 

Generally, the installer must conform to all safety precautions in this documentation, as well as the applicable national codes and standards when installing Solar Innova PV modules. Before installing a solar photovoltaic system, the installer should become familiar with the mechanical and electrical requirements for photovoltaic systems. Keep this documentation in a safe place for future reference.

2.- System components (modules and mounting system; standard scope of delivery)

  • Solar Innova standard photovoltaic modules (type designation Solar Innova SI-ESF-M-M/P125/156-XXXW, where XXX stands for nominal power values in Wp), IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 certified framed glass/foil laminates with crystalline solar cells, permanently attached junction box, and double insulated 4 mm2 wires terminated in touch safe specific PV DC-connectors.

  • The mounting system does not form part of Solar Innova supply.

  • The modules were tested with the which holds the PV-modules on their short side.

3.- General safety relevant aspects

Do not attempt to disassemble the module, and do not remove any attached nameplates or components. Doing so will make the warranty void.

 

  • The modules are qualified for application class A: Hazardous voltage (IEC 61730: higher than 50 V/DC; EN 61730: higher than 120 V/DC), hazardous power applications (higher than 240 W) where general contact access is anticipated.

  • Installing solar photovoltaic systems requires specialized skills and knowledge. It should be performed only by qualified and specially instructed personnel. The installer assumes all risk of injury, including risk of electric shock.

  • Use only equipment, connectors, wiring and mounting hardware specifically designed for use in a photovoltaic system.

 

3.1.- Precautions for mechanical installation

  • Take care when handling, transporting, storing and unpacking the modules. Do not carry modules using cables. Do not stand modules on their corners.

  • Solar Innova standard modules are designed for installation with specific photovoltaic mounting systems. Other uses lies within the full responsibility of the installer.

  • The mounting system must be capable of securely fixing Solar Innova Standard modules exposed to uplift or load pressures of more than 2400 N/m2.

  • The mounting structure and hardware must be made of durable, corrosion- and UV-resistant material.

  • Observe all instructions and safety precautions included with the mounting system to be used with the module.

  • If modules are installed on roofs (non-integral modules or panels), a fireproof underlay is needed. If modules are installed in roofs (so-called BIPV application), all applicable local, regional and national codes and regulations have to be observed.

  • The correct order to orient the module is vertical with the junction box on the higher side of it. The reason is the breather port in the junction box, that must be mounted facing downward and not be exposed to the rain.

3.2.- Precautions for electrical installation

  • Before any manipulation at an installed PV plant, switch it off first on the AC-side followed by the DC-side of the inverter or the charge controller.

  • When disconnecting wires connected to a photovoltaic module that is exposed to light, an electric arc may occur. Arcs can cause burns, start fires or otherwise create safety (up to lethal electric shock) problems.

  • Check for remaining voltage before starting the installation, and observe the local safety relevant regulations for such working conditions.

  • Make connections only in dry conditions.

  • Under normal conditions, a photovoltaic module can produce more current and/or voltage than reported at standard test conditions.

  • Accordingly, the values of Isc and Voc marked on this module should be multiplied by a factor of 1.25 when determining component voltage ratings, conductor current ratings, fuse sizes, and size of controls connected to the PV output. In the USA, refer to Section 690-8 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) for an additional multiplying factor of 125 percent (80 percent de-rating) which may be applicable.

  • Contact with a DC voltage of 30 V or more is potentially hazardous. Exercise caution when wiring or handling modules exposed to sunlight.

  • Only connect modules with the same rated output current in series. If modules are connected in series, the total voltage is equal to the sum of the individual module voltages.

  • Only connect modules or series combinations of modules with the same voltage in parallel. If modules are connected in parallel, the total current is equal to the sum of individual module or series combination currents.

  • Always use the same type of module within a particular photovoltaic system.

  • With a serial interconnection of the modules, the sum of the open circuit voltage at Standard Test Conditions (Voc @ STC) must not pass over the maximal system voltage, indicated both on the module label and on the modules datasheet.

  • If the sum of short circuit currents of the parallel connected modules passes over the reverse current (indicated in the module data sheet), string diodes or fuses have to be used in each string of modules connected in parallel. These string diodes or fuses have to be qualified for the maximum expected current and voltage.

  • Read the instructions and safety precautions for all other components used in the system, including wiring and cables, connectors, DC-breakers, inverters, etc.

  • Use appropriate safety equipment (insulated tools, insulating gloves, etc) approved for use on electrical installations.

3.3.- General prescriptions for installation.

  • Do not apply paint or adhesive to the modules.

  • Do not use mirrors or other hardware to artificially concentrate sunlight on the module.

  • When installing modules, observe all applicable local, regional and national codes and regulations. Obtain a building and/or electrical permit where required.

  • Keep children well away from the system while transporting and installing mechanical and electrical components.

  • Do not wear metallic rings, watchbands, ear, nose, or lip rings or other metallic devices while installing or troubleshooting photovoltaic systems.

  • Do not drill holes in the glass surface of the module. Doing so will destroy the module and make the warranty void.

  • Do not drill additional mounting holes in the module frame. Doing so will void the warranty.

  • Do not lift the module by grasping the module's junction box or electrical leads.

  • Do not apply paint or adhesive to the module.

  • Do not stand or step on the module. There is the danger of breaking the glass or slipping with the possibility of severe injury or death!

  • Do not drop the module or allow objects to fall on the module.

  • Do not place any heavy objects on the module.

  • Inappropriate transportation and installation may damage the module.

4.- Mechanical installation

4.1.- Robustness of modules and mounting system

Solar Innova Standard modules have been tested to withstand snow loads of up to 2’400 N/m2 and a wind pull of up to 2’400 N/m2. Tests were conducted with a static load for one hour.

 

The modules must not be mounted in regions, where higher wind- and snow loads are expected than 2’400 N/m2

 

The whole support structure needs to be strong enough to cope with above loads. Load calculations to check for the applicability for the actual installation are within the responsibility of the system planner or installer.

4.2.- Selecting the location

The amount of incident solar radiation on a surface depends on its orientation and angle of inclination. The optimum angle of inclination varies according to the latitude of the installation site: the further the distance from the equator, the steeper the optimum installation angle.

  • Select only suitable locations for installation of the modules.

  • In most cases, optimum performance is achieved if the modules face true south in northern latitudes and true north in southern latitudes.

  • For detailed information on optimal module orientation, refer to standard solar photovoltaic installation guides or a reputable solar installer or systems integrator.

  • The module should not be (partly) shaded at any time of the day.

  • Do not install the module near equipment or in locations where flammable gases can be generated or collected.

4.3.- Mounting methods

4.3.1.- Mounting with bolts

  • The module must be attached and supported by at least four bolts M6 or M8 (depending on the situation) through the indicated mounting holes.

  • Most installations will use the four inner mounting holes on the module frame.

  • Depending on the local wind and snow loads, additional mounting points may be required.

4.3.2.- Mounting with clamping hardware

  • If module clamps are used to secure the module, the torque on the clamp bolt should be around 8–10 Nm.

  • A minimum of four module clamps should be used, two on each long frame side, in general the clamping areas denoted by the wide arrows on the drawing.

  • Depending on the local wind and snow loads, additional module clamps may be required.

4.3.3.- Other

  • Other specific photovoltaic mounting methods are acceptable as long as the minimum requirements as described in chapter 4.1 are met.

5.- Electrical installation

5.1.- Grounding

  • All module frames must be properly grounded in countries, where grounding of modules is mandatory. Observe all local electric codes and regulations.

  • A bolded or screwed connection is required, it incorporates: A bolded or screwed connection is required, it incorporates: a screw size of M4 at least a star washer under the screw head or a serrated screw must penetrate non-conductive coatings like anodized frame screw and star washer in stainless steal 2 or more screws or 2 full threads of a single screw shall engage the metal

  • Devices listed and identified for grounding metallic frames of PV modules are permitted to ground the exposed metallic frames of the module to grounded mounting structures.

  • When using lay-in lugs, the grounding conductor should be inserted into the opening, and secured using the set screw.

  • Functional grounding is not foreseen for the Solar Innova Standard modules. If it is performed, local electric codes and regulations have to be observed, and used grounding means have to be isolated from live parts by reinforced insulation.

  • In any case the grounding screws, bolts or other parts have to be used separately from mounting parts of the module.

5.2.- General electrical installation

WARNING! Electrical shock hazard! Do not touch bare conductors or other potentially energized parts.

  • Photovoltaic modules convert light energy to direct-current electrical energy. They are designed for outdoor use.

  • Do not use modules of different configurations in the same system.

  • Solar Innova modules are supplied with IEC certified cables and connectors for serial electrical connections.

  • Use only additional cables which are qualified for the expected maximum current, maximum voltage and environmental conditions. Minimum cross section 4 mm2 (#12 AWG).

  • The PV-DC-connectors must never be disconnected under load! Stick to the first rule of chapter 3.2.

  • Refer to the relevant standards in your country to determine over current, conductor ampacity and size requirements.

  • For best performance, ensure that positive and negative DC wires run closely together avoiding loops, which will also reduce the strength of inductive impacts of nearby lightning strikes.

  • Following the installation of a module string, the performance of the string is checked to ensure proper functioning. At least, Isc and Voc need to be checked with appropriate equipment and circuit breakers.

6.- Maintenance

Solar Innova recommends the following maintenance items to ensure optimum performance of the module:

  • Clean the glass surface of the modules as necessary. Use water and a soft sponge or cloth for cleaning. A mild, non-abrasive cleaning agent can be used if necessary. Do not use dishwasher detergent.

  • Electrical and mechanical connections and the general condition of an installed PV-system should be checked periodically by qualified personnel to verify that they are clean, secure and undamaged.

  • Eventually occurring problems must only be investigated by qualified personnel.

  • Observe also the maintenance instructions for all other components used in the system.

7.- Shutting down the system

  • Disconnect the system from all power sources in accordance with instructions for all other components used in the system.

  • The PV-DC-connectors must never be disconnected under load! Use switches designed for being disconnected under the prevailing DC-load or stick to the first rule of chapter 3.2.

  • The system should now be out of operation and can be dismantled. In doing so, observe all safety instructions as applicable to installation.

8.- Typical electrical ratings of the concerned modules

For further information please refer to the module data sheet.

9.- Disclaimer of liability

Because the use of this documentation and the conditions or methods of installation, operation, use and maintenance of photovoltaic products are beyond Solar Innova control, Solar Innova does not accept responsibility and expressly disclaims liability for loss, damage, or expense arising out of or in any way connected with such installation, operation, use or maintenance. No responsibility is assumed by Solar Innova for any infringement of patents or other rights of third parties, which may result from use of the PV product. No license is granted by implication or otherwise under any patent or patent rights.

 

The information in this documentation is based on Solar Innova knowledge and experience and is believed to be reliable, but such information including product specification (without limitations) and suggestions does not constitute a warranty, expressed or implied. Solar Innova reserves the right to change the manual, the product, the specifications, or product information sheets without prior notice.

 Guarantee

 

All solar panels manufactured by Solar Innova have the following minimum guarantees:

 

Standard Guarantees

Manufacturing Defects

  • 12 years.

Performance

  • 90% of rated power after 10 years of operation.

  • 80% of rated power after 25 years of operation.

Linear Performance Guarantee

The linear power guarantee Solar Innova modules ensures a higher power than that of the other photovoltaic module during the lifetime of the plant. The combination of our high quality modules with an optimal plant design results in maximum performance for end users and allows you the maximum performance guarantees to their customers without having to worry.

 

Linear performance warranty Solar Innova

Standard performance warranty

 

 

Importance of Ensuring Adequate Power

Solar Innova offers great advantages with its linear power warranty. Other power guarantees are reduced in stages over the time periods established. These guarantees remain staggered continuous from beginning to end in the same period. Considering the drastic reduction in the coverage of the guarantee to pass a temporary step to another, there is the possibility that the module power drops sharply at the beginning of the period, without being able to claim the manufacturer. To prevent unexpected power loss out of warranty, it is best to have a potency guarantee is reduced linearly over the lifetime of the module.

Power Tolerance

The power tolerance of a photovoltaic module indicates the range within which the power of a module can deviate from its rated power. The lower the negative tolerance, the greater the power output of the module.

Power Degradation

All solar photovoltaic modules suffer a degradation of power throughout its years of operation. Both qualities of silicon as the other ingredients used in their production influence the level of degradation. Therefore, the higher the quality of the components of the module, the lower the degree that is affected by this degradation.

Characteristics of Work

  • The power of solar cells vary in the output of the production process. The different power specifications of these modules reflect this dispersion.

  • Cells during the early months of light exposure, may experience a degradation photonics could decrease the value of the maximum power of the module up to 3%.

  • The cells, in normal, operating conditions, reach a temperature above the standard measurement conditions of the laboratory. The NOCT is a quantitative measure of the increase. NOCT measurement is performed under the following conditions: radiation of 0.8 kW/m², temperature 20º C and wind speed of 1 m/s.

  • The electrical data reflects typical values of the modules and laminates as measured at the output terminals at the end of the manufacturing process.

 Advantage

Solar Innova Quality

Solar Innova products are made ​​with the highest quality components and the latest technology, thanks to the excellent factory equipment and control of the entire manufacturing process. In addition, our products offer excellent design and finishes.

 

Solar Innova has a wide range of photovoltaic solar panels that cover all market needs both feeding operation as isolated facilities. Besides offering the panels that we develop, manufacture and market, we advise our clients in everything that you may require, through our engineering department.

Warranty 12/25 Years

 

Manufacturing defects:

12 years

Performance:

Minimal Rated Power (%/Years)

90% at 10 years, 80% at 25 years

High Standards

Solar Innova has obtained in its factory a multitude of distinctive quality independent standardization bodies and control, demonstrating continued compliance with high standards of safety and quality in their products.

Outstanding quality, reliability above average and superior performance distinguish the Innova Solar modules. For this to continue to keep well, the modules are regularly a series of thorough tests and trials not only in the R & D and factory quality, but also through independent certification institutes.

In Solar Innova, production efficiency and supreme quality contribute decisively to the high degree of international competitiveness.

Certificates ISO & OHSAS

The effectiveness and excellence in all our manufacturing processes are the main guarantee that ensures the highest quality Solar Innova modules.

 

Our factory (certified according to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007) meets stringent quality requirements that our organization has set: full supervision in each individual phase of the production process.

Certificates CE

The CE or European Conformity is a European brand for certain groups of services or industrial products. It relies on the directive 93/68/EEC. It was established by the European Community and the testimony by the manufacturer that the product meets the minimum legal requirements and technical security of the Member States of the European Union.

Certificates IEC/EN

All our panels are manufactured under strict quality control and classification. Certificates IEC/EN 61215, IEC/EN 61730, IEC/EN 61701, IEC/EN 62716 and characterization reports made ​​in testing laboratories based on these standards, certify that all of our panels successfully pass the tests that have been and are suitable for use in any type of installation.

Certificates UL

Standard UL 1703 refers photovoltaic panels that meet the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) in the United States of America. The American National Standards Institute ANSI/UL 1703 covers North American requirements for the design and testing of PV modules on the rating of the safe electrical and mechanical operation throughout their expected lifetime. The tests also demonstrate that the efficiency of the panels is tested and confirmed to reach 90 % or more of the power indicated by the manufacturer.

Direct from the Manufacturer

Producing high-quality PV modules requires much precision in selecting all the materials individually. Our commitment to precision goes beyond manufacturing right through to delivering the products to our customers. We offer all the knowledge about our products to distributors, technicians and installers, with which we have close cooperation for long-term sustainable growth. All of our products are manufactured on our own production facilities and are subject to the highest quality standards. In our own laboratory we test modules to ensure compliance with all international standards and to ensure stable quality and performance of our products.

Controlled Goods Flow

The strictest quality management is applied throughout the complete production sequence to a visual, micro-optical, mechanical, and electrical final inspection continuously insuring the premium quality of photovoltaic panels.

 

We monitor the production process and flow of each module and ensuring the high quality of our modules.

 

Each module is identified by a bar code with a greater quality control and traceability is achieved.

Aluminum Frame 6063-T5

Our modules are completed with compact self-supporting frames made ​​of aluminum alloy profiles T5 anodized treatment to achieve an optimal moment of inertia weight and to obtain greater rigidity and resistance to twisting and bending.

 

The number corresponds to the 6063 U.S. standard extruded aluminum, while the T5 indicative refers to hardening of the profile is an artificial aging heat treatment that is given after extruded aluminum or pickling, which increases its resistance timed medium maturation furnace.

 

The anodizing process is performed by means of electrochemical methods, so that oxidizes the aluminum from the surface toward the interior, creating a layer of artificial protection achieves greater strength and durability of aluminum and provides greater protection against different threats corrosive environmental factors. Other advantages of anodizing are:

  • Increasing the surface hardness.

  • The anode layer effectively protects the aluminum against the action of many aggressive media such as rain, exposure to sunlight and moisture.

  • Resistance to abrasion, friction and wear: Anodizing can not be scraped or peeled through the oxide layer is integrated into the aluminum.

  • Provides the aluminum to allow a very large color it and get different shades decorative finish.

  • No maintenance required.

The frame plays a key role within the module. On the one hand, protects the laminated housed inside thermal and mechanical stress, and secondly, serves as fixation point for connecting to the substructure.

 

The frames are designed for easy transport and installation.

 

It has several holes to fasten the module to the support structure and ground if necessary.

 

They also have holes that ensure a reliable condensate drainage, whether installed vertically or horizontally.

Tempered Solar Glass

All modules Solar Innova are manufactured with tempered solar glass with anti-reflective coating allows optimum use of the solar radiation (so that the light transmittance is improved while reducing the surface reflection), with following characteristics:

  • Microprism surface structure.

  • High transmissivity.

  • Low reflectivity.

  • Low iron content.

  • Non-porous coating which increases resistance to adhesion of dust and other particles.

Junction Box with IP67

Our PV modules are equipped with junction boxes for solar modules DIN V VDE V 0126-5 is used as an interface between the solar cells and photovoltaic system.

 

Our junction boxes are sealed and are ready for the elements with degree of protection IP67, which provides the insulation against moisture, inclement weather, dirt and ultraviolet radiation.

 

Inside are installed bypass diodes to protect the PV modules if they are under shade.

Cables

Our PV modules are equipped with two single-core cables with double insulation, made from polyolefins, which are capable of carrying up to 1,000 V/DC efficiently and with great durability over time.

 

The materials used for insulation and cover are high quality, cross-linked, high heat resistance, mechanical and HVAC (UV, cold, humidity), also resistant to abrasion, flexible and halogen free.

 

The inner conductor is tinned cables, thus conferring greater resistance to possible corrosion by oxidation.

 

Conductor: Tinned electrolytic copper, class 5 (flexible) according to EN 60228.

Insulation: Rubber halogens free, type EI6.

Cover: Rubber fireproof type EM8, halogen free and low smoke and corrosive gases in case of fire.

Connectors MC-T4 with IP67

Our PV modules are equipped with connectors and sockets MC-T4 100% compatible with the connectors and sockets used to connect electrical systems.

 

Only MC-T4 connector or compatible and special solar cables may be used to lengthen the cables connected to the module.

 

Our connectors are sealed and are ready for the elements with degree of protection IP67, which provides the insulation against moisture, inclement weather, dirt and ultraviolet radiation.

EL-Checked

With a special electro-luminescence test, a type of X-ray, Solar Innova ensures 100% cell quality. By examining all cells and finished laminates for any internal damage, micro-cracks, hot spots, soldering errors and other imperfections, which are not visible to the naked eye, are eliminated.

Robusts

Our photovoltaic modules are made with the most advanced manufacturing techniques, achieving a robust photovoltaic module, with great finishes and with all guarantees.

 

It features anodized aluminum frame to provide structural strength to the module, easy installation and maintenance.

 

By design, installation is simplified in virtually any installation both off-grid and on-grid.

High Yield

Solar Innova offers its products for maximum performance photovoltaic sure of a good quality product over the course of their lifespan, of 25 years or more, photovoltaic modules are subjected to severe environmental conditions. Come hail, snow or heat, they need to continually deliver peak performance in order to achieve maximum profits. In order to achieve this, the use of high-quality components is crucial. At Solar Innova we only use the best materials and first-class, weatherproof components from certified suppliers and market leaders. At Solar Innova each delivered component is checked intensively, ensuring long life and high current yields of our solar modules.

Positive Tolerance

All Solar Innova modules are characterized by a positive tolerance of 0/+5 Wp of rated power, which guarantees high energy yield over the life, and resistance to the return current, which minimizes material needs Interconnection and time.

 

This quality standard is implemented by Solar Innova cell use grade "A" of high efficiency.

Weak Light Performance

The ideal conditions for a photovoltaic system is blue sky and sunshine. Unfortunately for solar these are not the most common conditions. About two-thirds of the average annual radiation is in the range of weak light. Weak light describes the intensity of radiation that is considerably lower than 1,000 W/m². Of course, a photovoltaic system produces electricity anyhow, however the current yield decreases. Solar Innova modules have superior weaklight performance with an above average efficiency, generating you extra yield in these conditions.

Low Degradation

Each solar cell loses performance when being exposed to the sun. Solar Innova modules are characterized by a very low degradation securing you a permanently stable yield. The use of high-quality raw materials ensures the low degradation of the nominal power of our modules, particularly at the beginning of the operating life. For this reason, we can offer a 25 year linear performance guarantee. In the first year, Solar Innova guarantees a performance of at least 97 % of the nominal power. In the following 24 years, Solar Innova guarantees a maximum performance reduction of 0.7 % of the nominal power per year. With this performance bond, Solar Innova guarantees quality and performance from its own production and provides you with security in your investment.

Hot-Spot Protection

In photovoltaics, the hot-spot effect refers to an overheating of a specific area of a solar module which can result in a fire in extreme cases. Solar Innova executes a 100% test of all cells by applying a reverse current. This specially developed and defined procedure, allows us to identify potentially defective hot-spot cells and reducing the risk of incidents occuring.

PID Resistance

PID or Potential Induced Degradation is a problem that occurs on many photovoltaic panels when they are exposed to a negative voltage to ground.

 

Because of PID the solar panels will degrade fast and thus can not achieve the expected return. This process often occurs after 2 or 3 years and after this the degradation will proceed fast.

 

Conventional solar systems inherently have differences in voltage between the system framework and solar cells. These differences can lead to unwanted leakage currents which reduce the capacity of the cells and can cause a loss of yield of 20 % or more. This effect is called Potential-Induced Degradation (PID). The use of high-quality encapsulation materials and state-of-the-art plant technology at Solar Innova ensures a consistent production of PID-resistant modules.

Mechanical Snow Resistance

Excessive snow pressure is actually one of the most important damage categories for photovoltaic systems, alongside storm damage and damage due to theft, overvoltage, hail or fire.

 

The problem: Especially on sloping roofs, the snow load on photovoltaic systems is unevenly distributed. In fact, the snow slides down to the bottom part of the module frame, causing extreme loads on the modules and mounting parts here.

 

The consequence: This causes an increased occurrence of serious damage especially to the frame and glass surfaces of the modules, and not just in mountainous regions, but also in flat areas.

 

Our modules are designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions, such as in areas of high precipitation as snow. The rugged structure of the modules has exceeded static load test to 5400 Pa according with IEC/EN 61215.

Mechanical Wind Resistance

During the lifetime of the photovoltaic modules these are subjected to high mechanical loads from the wind so they should be able to show significant resistance.

 

Sophisticated mechanical loading laboratory tests consistently show if our modules can withstand heavy loads suction conditions, this makes the modules are suitable for windy areas.

Salt Corrosion Resistance

Normally, high levels of salt concentration (nearshore areas) can severely damage the structural integrity of photovoltaic modules and can also cause corrosion of certain materials affecting the electrical safety of these. However, thanks to intelligent design and the high quality of the materials used, our modules can be safely installed in areas with high salt concentration in the environment (except areas where the module is in direct contact with salt water).

 

Our modules has been subjected to a salt spray test of 60 days according to the IEC/EN 61701 standard to ensure consistent performance and corrosion resistance under the most adverse environmental conditions. The salt spray test corresponds to an operating time of more than 20 years in a marine environment installation.

Ammonia Resistance

Livestock farming releases ammonia and dust particles which accelerates the ageing of photovoltaic modules, leading to declining energy generation and lower yields for the plant operator.

 

Solar Innova modules has been subjected to a test for simulate withstand the effects of barn air over a period of at least 20 years and have passed the test “Ammonia Resistance”, as determined by IEC/EN 62716.

Sand and Dust Resistance

The Sand and Dust Test and Certificate is based on the standard IEC 60068-2-68 and specifically tests the solar module´s resistance to the exposure of sand and dust - that is to say, the module´s ability to maintain stable performances in desert environments.

 

Sand and dust can cause abrasions of the PV module´s surface (the most affected component being glass). Abrasions can affect the module´s irradiation absorption capacity and even cause corrosion. This can eventually lead to a reduction in the power generation efficiency of the module.

 

Solar Innova modules have successfully passed the Sand and Dust Test (IEC 60068-2-68), proving that these elements only have minor effects on the surface of the modules and their electrical performances. The ability of the modules of bearing the exposure to dust and sand makes them a most suitable choice for projects in the challenging desert environments.

Fire Resistance Class C

All our photovoltaic modules have been tested to meet Class C fire resistance and eligible for installation on roofs Class A, as determined by UL Standard 1703.

High Temperature Range Resistance

To eliminate premature fatigue and deformation of the material, our products are regularly tested to assess their weather resistance in wet and cold conditions and extreme temperature changes.

 

Solar Innova pv modules have been tested for resistance to different temperatures to test their endurance and proper operation in temperature ranges from -40 to +85º C.

Low Reflectance

A photovoltaic (PV) system does correspond to a large area of glass and metal surface oriented in a single direction. Due to potential dazzle or glare effects, it may therefore seem to constitute a risk when constructed near an airport, a railroad track, or a road, or it could become a nuisance for neighbors when placed near a residential neighborhood.

 

PV modules, like those manufactured by Solar Innova, indeed reflect part of the energy they receive from the sun, just as any other object or material. However, the PV modules are specifically designed to absorb sunlight instead of reflecting it. This is, for instance, achieved by using glass with a special texturing or even an “anti-reflective” (AR) coating in the cells.

Low Carbon Footprint

Solar Innova products are located within the field of renewable energy; as such have the power to provide us with a greener energy source way, allowing the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, compared to the conventional forms of energy production.

 

Solar Innova goes one step further, considering equally important not only benefits our future photovoltaic panels provided during its life cycle, but also taking into account the energy used during the manufacturing process of each panel.

 

The study of the "Carbon Footprint" must be consistent with the ISO 1064 standard and The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) organization to quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions and aims to determine the impact on emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted by direct or indirect cause along the entire value chain of the product (Lifecycle Cradle to Grave), assessing thus the real impact of their modules in the environment.

 

Generating electricity using photovoltaic solar panels do not produce greenhouse gases directly. But emissions are associated with other parts of the cycle life of the panels such as manufacturing and transport thereof.

 

The main components of photovoltaic solar panels are made from crystalline silicon. The manufacture of these components is an energy-intensive process that represents a high percentage of the total energy used to make solar panels. The exact footprint of any particular solar panel depends on many factors, including source of materials, the distance that must be transported and the energy source used by the manufacturing plant.

 

The carbon footprint of a (the average level of emissions of greenhouse gases that are responsible for a term exceeding its lifetime) photovoltaic solar panel is about 72 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per kilowatt hour of electricity generated (gCO2e/kWh), representing a return time energy (Energy Payback time) for the manufacture of such period , less than one year (assuming a product life of 30 years).

 

In Solar Innova we follow all these concepts optimized to minimize the carbon footprint of our products.

Lead Free

An innovative and eco-friendly step in manufacturing has enabled Solar Innova ignore all the lead normally required in the welding process, which has significantly reduced the lead content in the module.

 

The result is an even more respectful of the environment with the same performance and reliability product.

 

All these features help our modules to achieve the environmental objectives for residential users, businesses and governments looking to reduce their carbon footprint and save on energy costs.

 

As part of the commitment of Solar Innova with the environment, we are not only making modules even more respectful of the environment, but we are also implementing best practices information integrating sustainability into our operations.

CO2 Free

Every kWh generated with our photovoltaic modules prevents the emission into the atmosphere of about a kilo of CO2, in the case of coal-fired electricity generation, or about 400 grams of CO2, in the case of electricity generation with natural gas.

 

A house with a roof installed on your 5 kWh annually capacity can prevent 1.8 tons of CO2 per year (considering power generation combined cycle natural gas).

Low Maintenance

Our modules require no or very little maintenance due to its own configuration: no moving parts and cells and their internal connections are encapsulated in several layers of protective material.

 

You should make a general inspection 1 or 2 times a year to ensure that the connections between panels are tight and free of corrosion.

 

In most cases, the action of rain eliminates the need for cleaning of the modules, but if necessary, simply using water and a mild detergent.

Sorting process

System output maximized by reducing mismatch losses up to 2% with modules sorted & packaged by amperage.

Packing

We design the packaging of our modules to ensure the best protection during transport them to their final destination.

 

Our packaging is fully recyclable and are calculated for safe transport in order to avoid mechanical damage during transport, which may cause further declines in performance.

 

Solar Innova takes care of all the logistics for end users ensuring full traceability of the modules.

 Recycling

A photovoltaic module is recyclable day today to 80% by an adequate treatment in conscious recover raw materials, thus contributing to saving natural resources.

 

Most of the materials that make up a photovoltaic module can be recovered and reused at the end of life of modules, reducing significantly the amounts destined to become waste.

 

Solar Innova panels are within the regulatory requirements of toxicity based on Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) testing and are not considered hazardous waste.

 

Recycled

Solar Innova, continuing with its program of continuous improvement and efficiency in terms of Quality and Environment is involved in the recycling of photovoltaic modules.

 

Solar Innova and goes one step further in their awareness of environmental issues, giving your product a seal which makes it doubly green and providing customers a viable solution for those modules that have reached the end of its useful life.

 

The objective is the collection and recycling of photovoltaic modules at the end of its life installed in the EU and EFTA countries.

 

From Solar Innova is providing clean, renewable energy through the most powerful natural resource, the sun, but want to close the circle and give, through the recycling of modules, a clean out the final destination of its modules.

 

The photovoltaic modules contain materials that can be recovered and reused, either new PV modules or other new products. Recycling industrial processes exist for both thin film and silicon for modules. Materials such as glass, aluminum, and a variety of semiconductor materials, are valuable when recovered.

 

Solar Innova modules have a lifespan of 25 years, require minimal maintenance and are a low CO2 to the atmosphere together when the time comes for them to be discarded will be collected for recycling.

 

Recycling not only benefits the environment by reducing the volume of waste, but also helps reduce the amount of energy needed to provide raw materials and therefore the costs and environmental impacts of the production of photovoltaic modules.

WEEE

The WEEE and environmental objectives of Solar Innova resource conservation

 

The European Union (EU) has issued the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) in order to mitigate the impact of these residues in the environment. The WEEE was implemented in the EU Member States in August 2005. Most EU countries have transposed the directive into national laws to local application. Solar Innova is a producer and as such, must establish recycling systems, either collectively or individually, to facilitate the recovery of WEEE in each EU country.

 

WEEE Directive

 

Only for the European Union (and EEA).

 

This symbol indicates that this product should not be disposed of with household waste, according to the WEEE (2002/96/EC) and national legislation. This product should be delivered in one of the designated collection points, for example, exchanging one for another to buy a similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling of electronic equipment (EEE). Improper handling of this waste could have a negative impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are normally associated with EEE. At the same time, your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective use of natural resources.

 

Note to managers of electrical and electronic equipment

 

Directive 2002/96/EC, requires producers of electrical and electronic equipment, its materials and components must provide waste managers electrical and electronic equipment, to the extent that their request, timely information for removing that permits identification of the various components and materials suitable for reuse and recycling as well as the location of dangerous substances and preparations and how to achieve corresponding to each appliance re-use, recycling and recovery requirements.

 

Information about recycling Solar Innova Photovoltaic Modules (pdf)

 Regulations

Europe

  • Directive 2006/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 12 December 2006, on the harmonisation of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits.

  • EN 50380, Datasheet and nameplate information for Photovoltaic Modules Specifies data sheet and nameplate information for non-concentrating photovoltaic modules.

  • EN 60068-2-68, Environmental testing - Part 2: Tests; test L: Dust and sand.

  • EN 61215, Crystalline silicon terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules – Design qualification and type approval.

  • EN 61730-1, Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 1: Requirements for construction.

  • EN 61730-2, Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 2: Requirements for testing.

  • EN 61701, Salt mist corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules.

  • EN 62716, Ammonia corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules.

IEC

  • IEC 60068-2-68, Environmental testing - Part 2: Tests; test L: Dust and sand.

  • IEC 61215, Crystalline silicon terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules – Design qualification and type approval.

  • IEC 61730-1, Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 1: Requirements for construction.

  • IEC 61730-2, Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 2: Requirements for testing.

  • IEC 61701, Salt mist corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules.

  • IEC 62716, Ammonia corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules.

UK

  • MCS 010-1.2, Generic Factory Production Control (FPC) Requirements.

  • MCS 005-2.3, Product Certification requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Modules.

USA

  • UL 1703, Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Modules and Panels.

 Downloads

Declaration about use of photovoltaic cells grade A

Declaration about use of photovoltaic cells grade A (pdf)

Reflectance of PV panels

Reflectance of PV Panels (pdf)

Weak Light of PV panels

Weak Light of PV Panels (pdf)

Declaration about Fire Prevention

Declaration about Fire Prevention (pdf)

Declaration of Origin

Declaration of Origin (pdf)

Certificate New PV Panels

Certificate New PV Panels (pdf)

Carbon Footprint

Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Carbon Footprint (pdf)

 

  Customized Photovoltaic Modules

We manufacture customized modules totally customized in power, size and technology. We provide solutions for the replacement of low efficiency photovoltaic modules manufactured in previous years that are not on the market:

  • Facilitating the replacement of damaged modules by others with the same electrical and mechanical characteristics.

  • Avoiding the repowering of old photovoltaic plants.

  • Avoiding the modification of the existing electrical infrastructure (inverters, cabling, etc.).

  • Avoiding the modification of the support structure.

  • Avoiding modification of the parameters of the existing network connection licenses.

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