Bisol’s PV modules have passed a salt mist corrosion test exhibiting less that a 1% decrease in electrical performance. The newly obtained IEC 61071 certificate demonstrates that mechanical and insulation properties are retained, ensuring high energy yields for PV plants located in coastal areas or areas with higher salt mist concentrations.
Bisol insist on the reliability and malleability of its modules to “almost every climate area” having withstood previous “rigorous” tests against other harsh weather conditions, such as heavy rain, hail storms, snow storms, strong winds, intense heat and high humidity. Details were not supplied.
This will certainly be welcome news to Bisol’s distributers. In October this year, Avdira Solar signed a contract to distribute 100MW of its modules to help break into the Greek market.
The test was performed by the Austrian Institute of Technology, who simulated real-world conditions and subjected modules to high concentrations of salt mist, high temperatures and humidity. After exposure to salt water mist, modules were inspected for degradation, power loss or corrosion around holes, screw connections and electrical connections.