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Higher Solar Home Systems efficiency thanks to PV Modules with an innovative frame design

Innovative frame design can significantly increase the efficiency of solar home systems by reducing the temperature of solar modules when in use. This has been demonstrated in tests conducted by the off-grid solar module manufacturer OPES Solutions. The company investigated the temperature performance of various PV module and mounting solutions on a typical corrugated sheet metal roof. The material is frequently used in Africa and heats up particularly strongly in sunlight. In tests, the “T-Frame” module developed by OPES Solutions, reduced module temperatures by over 6°C and is now being used by Azuri, one of the market leaders for high-quality Pay-As-You-Go solar technology.

OPES Solutions Launches Lead-Free Soldering in Production

OPES Solutions announces the mass production of lead-free soldered solar modules. By achieving lead-free soldering in the manufacturing process, the organization eliminates a harmful but common substance found in many solar production methods. By leading the way in the creation and application of environmentally solar panels, OPES has been able to attract like-minded partners like the social enterprise BioLite who will be using these new panels for the first time in their 2020 products.

Intersolar: OPES Solutions presents standard solar module for mobile applications

Off-grid solar module manufacturer OPES Solutions is presenting a new standard solar module for mobile applications such as rental bikes at Intersolar 2019. The new impact and moisture resistant OPES PPS module is around 60% lighter and around 88% thinner than conventional solar modules. An embedded BMSC (Battery Management System Communication) chip ensures fast and easy integration into mobile systems. The front side material is dust-repellent and insensitive to scratches.

New ultra-light solar module: OPES Solutions reduces module weight by two thirds

OPES Solutions, a leading supplier of off-grid solar modules for grid independent power supply, has developed an ultra-light solar module together with the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP. While conventional crystalline solar modules weigh around 60 grams per watt, O-Lite Plus modules weigh only about 20 grams per watt. This corresponds to a weight reduction of two thirds. The costs of the new frameless module in series production are on a par with those of conventional modules.