A new generation of photovoltaic modules by calyxo
Calyxo GmbH has been certified in accordance with the latest photovoltaic standard (IEC 61215-1,-2) and is now launching its new product series CX3pro on the market.
Calyxo GmbH is now bringing the new CX3pro product series to the market. Calyxo is now offering a new solar module series that is made in Germany and features an improved energy efficiency according with the latest IEC 61215-1,-2 certification.
Quality and reliability – made in Germany
The new CX3pro, like the company’s previous product lines, are developed and manufactured entirely in Germany. The CX3pro series is the first thin-film technology to be tested and certified by VDE, a leading testing organization, in accordance with the revised IEC 61730 standard, the more stringent IEC 61215-1,-2 standard that recently came into effect, and the UL 1703 standard. As part of its new compatibility strategy, Calyxo has opted to use the tried-and-tested junction box and connector concept from Multi Contact, which has also been certified by TÜV and UL.
Calyxo implements a transparent testing structure that is in line with international tests in order to develop standardized PV modules. This involves meeting stricter standards regarding stabilizing and measurement processes. The standards of the mechanical loading test have also been increased. As such, the solar modules have a greater mechanical safety factor and can withstand 1.5 times as much mechanical load as is required by all manufacturers. The new standard stipulates that the solar modules need to be able to bear a mechanical load of 3,600 Pa – compared to the previous specification of 2,400 Pa – without suffering any mechanical or electrical damage. The junction box concepts are also subject to higher mechanical requirements.
Increased efficiency in the CX3pro product family
The newly developed cell structure reduces electrical loss. The cells have a narrower design, which improves the solar cell efficiency by converting sunlight into electricity. The CX3pro features three submodules – one more than the previous series – that are interconnected in each module. This means the CX3pro series are fully compatible with an open circuit voltage of 60V within the previous CX3 series and covers the upper performance class spectrum.
Improvements also within the proven CX1 product family
In addition, the well-known CX1 product family has experienced all the improvements to the revised IEC 61730 and the stricter IEC 61215-1, -2 standards and has been raised to 80W with the available performance classes. This product, which is also completely compatible with the previous CX1 family, still has a 90V open-circuit voltage. The module size remains in the proven format 1.20 m length and 0.60 m width for both the CX3pro/CX3 and the CX1 series.
Solar plant operators naturally want to maintain the yield of their photovoltaic systems at a very high level. Calyxo customers can achieve exactly that, thanks to the cutting-edge technology that enabled a low temperature coefficient of only -0.25 %/K as well as the module’s low-light capacity that is far superior to that of poly- and mono-crystalline modules. As a result, the yield of Calyxo solar panels is up to 9 per cent higher than that of other systems with the same rated capacity. “The CX3pro solar module is a high-yield product with high output thanks to its improved fill factor. Furthermore, the CX3pro fully meets the stringent requirements on thin-film PV modules stipulated by the new certification standards,” says Dr Michael Bauer (CTO).
In addition to the highly efficient CdTe thin-film solar modules, Calyxo offers completely system solutions to solar plant operators. The MX insertion system, which was designed especially for the mounting of glass and glass laminates, is compatible with frameless modules and suitable for all mounting designs. Frameless photovoltaic modules can be installed quickly, easily and safely. The insertion system technique makes tool-less installation of the modules possible. Thanks to the insertion system technique, clamping or screwing of the modules is not necessary. Calyxo offers an effective system solution - directly from the module manufacturer!
CX3pro available now!
If you are interested in the new CX3pro series from Calyxo, please send an e-mail or give us a call at (+49-3494) 3689-800.