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Modules of existing photovoltaic systems may need to be replaced for different reasons. Usually, these repowering or revamping interventions are caused by:
- Faulty photovoltaic panels, usually installed between 2010 and 2011
- Theft in photovoltaic systems
- Broken photovoltaic modules due to hail or fire
However, renovations could be convenient even just to replace modules that have been in use for at least 10 years with more efficient ones. Photovoltaic modules are subject to natural wear, which, in the worst case scenario, can be of 10% in 10 years. Unfortunately, the power degradation is often to such an extent to compromise the financial return of the system.
Do you remember?
When the first incentive tariffs for grid-connected systems were launched around Europe, this panel, with 5 inch monocrystalline solar cells and a current around 5 ampere, was the most installed one.
In order to get the best from the system, the most convenient solution would be to replace them in a repowering intervention, but today’s modules require different cables and inverters compared to the older systems… while modules of 5 ampere have become more or less unobtainable.
FuturaSun, in order to assist the system owners and maintenance companies to minimize the modifications necessary in case of a module replacement, has decided to launch again the production of these panels.
The IEC certified panel, composed by 72 monocrystalline solar cells, has a size of 1580 x 808 x 35 mm and can be found ready for consignment on stock in Italy.
For Feed-in tariff systems, GSE (Gestore Servizi Energia –Italy’s Energy Service Company) has provided a specific technical documentation (click here to download it) to regulate the replacement of modules and other system components.
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