Using Sunfilm’s tandem-junction silicon thin-film modules for various projects in Germany and Spain, PV integrator Sunova has said that it is approaching the completion of over 1MWp of installations using the Model Q modules.
A new mounting system designed by Sunova, which has been used on flat roof projects, is claimed to allow the modules to be fixed closer together while avoiding shadowing by adjacent rows of modules when in a tilt position.
“We believe that with Sunfilm’s modules in combination with the proprietary mounting solutions we are supplying an excellent and competitive product to the market,” said Werner Innerhofer, CEO of Sunova. “During the development of our mounting system, the collaboration with Sunfilm has been very constructive and we are now pleased to see the positive response from our customers to this product combination.”
“In addition to this orientation advantage, our modules also maintain their efficiency at lower irradiation conditions, such as for most regions in Germany,” commented Dr. Sicco Westra, chief business development officer at Sunfilm. “Finally, their low temperature coefficient makes these modules a perfect choice for installations in hotter climates such as Spain or other Mediterranean countries. Therefore, we expect this market segment to continue as one of Sunfilm’s key areas of business focus.”
Sunfilm’s thin film modules are manufactured in Grossroehrsdorf, Germany in a 1.1 x 1.3m2 format.