by Staff Writers
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jul 12, 2012
NRG 60 solar PV panels manufactured by Eclipsall in their Toronto, ON facility continue to earn top spot in operational tests carried out by the Kortright Centre for Conservation's Photovoltaic Performance Verification Program.
Owned and operated by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the Kortright Centre for Conservation is Ontario's premier environmental and renewable energy education and demonstration centre. The public facility is located on 325 hectares of woodlands, northwest of Toronto.
During the recent testing period which started January 1st of 2012 and is ongoing, solar panels from five different manufacturers were measured for Module Power (per second), independent flash testing under Standard Test Conditions (STC), on-site total global insolation and plane of the array insolation data and on-site ambient and module temperature data. Ambient temperatures during the testing period ranged from a low of -5.5 Celsius to a high of 32.2 degrees Celsius.
Higher module efficiency translates into a higher return for the customer or investor. During the recent five month testing period alone, Eclipsall NRG 60 panels would have generated $3,300 more in revenue over the lowest performing panel manufacturer (calculated on a 300 kW DC system). Projected over the 20-year project life cycle, the increase in revenue would be significant.
"As the solar industry prepares for FIT 2.0, and the accompanying lower rates, we are excited to provide the Ontario market with the best quality solar modules which, in turn, helps customers maximize their project IRRs", said Eclipsall CEO Les Lyster. "Our entire manufacturing team at Eclipsall takes great pride in the solar modules we are producing in Toronto."
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