The top three places in the 2012 PHOTON module yield measurement test have all been claimed by US company SunPower. Around half of all the tested modules performed with good to very good results
Aachen, Germany – March 27, 2013 The top three spots in the latest solar module yield test by PHOTON International – The Solar Power Magazine have been claimed by products from US company SunPower Corp.
The frontrunner in the test, which had its yield measured over the full course of 2012, is the SunPower SPR-327NE-WHT-D. This model produced 1,144.1 kilowatt-hours of electricity for every kilowatt of power (kWh/kW). Given the total solar irradiation at the location of the module test field in Aachen, Germany in 2012, this module theoretically could have yielded around 1,202 kWh; its actual yield is equivalent to a »performance ratio« of 95.2 percent.
The two other SunPower modules tested – the SPR-320NE-WHT-D and SPR-245NE-WHT-D) – scored 94.9 and 94.8 percent, respectively. The fourth-placed module, the SRP-220-6PB made by Chinese manufacturer Seraphim Solar System Co. Ltd., managed a performance ratio of
The results are presented in an extensive overview, covering 46 pages, in PHOTON International – The Solar Power Magazine.
The Top 10 modules in the PHOTON annual yield test 2012:
|Manufacturer||Module type||Yield2012* (kWh/kW)||Performanceratio||Differenceto the top- placed module**|
|4||Seraphim Solar||SRP-220-6PB||1,125.5||93.6%||1.63 %|
|6||ET Solar||ET-P660240||1,115.3||92.8%||2.51 %|
|7||Sunerg Solar||XP 60/156-230||1,115.0||92.8%||2.55 %|
|8||Siliken||SLK60P6L 230Wp||1,114.2||92.7%||2.61 %|
|9||Jinko Solar||JKM190M-72||1,112.2||92.5%||2.79 %|
|10||Huanghe Photovoltaic||HH230(30)P||1,112.1||92.5%||2.80 %|