26 Oct '12, 5pm

30-Year-Old Solar Module Performing to Factory Specs

When Halloway called up the manufacturer to share the exciting news, they were surprised but explained how this was probably due to the cool weather during this test. The cooler temperature must have given the panel a 10% increase in performance. Warranties generally cover a solar module for up to 25 years at 80% nominal output. Over the years, all solar panels will degrade somewhat, but crystalline silicon panels have a much slower rate of degradation than thin film. To be considered effective by most manufacturers, a solar panel has to operate at least 80% of its rated peak output. So even when some older modules may not reach that 80% mark of the rated peak output, they can continue to produce smaller amounts of energy for years after their warranties are up. This Arco solar panel, however, far outlived its warranty and is certainly working well into its old age. With t...

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