Taiwanese module manufacturer Winaico has delivered its polycrystalline PV modules for installation at the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre (DKASC), a solar demonstration facility in Alice Springs.
The demonstration site is funded by the Australian government and tests various commercial solar technologies in the arid conditions of Alice Springs. Results from the site provide the industry with long-term system level data proving the reliability of solar generators. A standard and automated metering system has also been established in order to gather performance data which helps to confirm the reliability of solar technologies and its power quality.
The solar centre website explains the differences in the installed solar technologies while its Live System Information Page displays the real-time generation data for each of the different installations.
Winaico’s modules will be installed as part of a fixed ground-mounted array.
“We expect our modules to excel at the testing facility due to their technological advances, low light performance and temperature coefficients. The initial results are coming through and they are extremely promising,” commented Blair Pester, sales director of Asia Pacific for Winaico Australia.