27 Feb '16, 2pm
Bifacial PV test site shows ‘impressive’ yield gains https://t.co/WdBT4PPnUO
MegaCell's bifacial cell. Image: MegaCell. Early results from a test array in Germany using bifacial ‘BiSoN’ module technology have indicated significant yield gains compared to a nearby reference site using standard modules. Analysis by German research institute ISC Konstanz of a 4.4kW bifacial system on Reichenau Island on Lake Constance at the end of 2015 revealed average yield was 120% higher than that of a standard monofacial array 7km away. ISC Konstanz cautioned that the results were only indicative as the two systems involved did not share the same characteristics and were based on only one month of field data. Nonetheless, the institute said the findings, gathered between 27 November and 23 December 2015, represented the first “significant and trustworthy estimation” of the production gains offered by bifacial modules. The bifacial array uses 16 BiSoN modules manu...