Agricultural project Den Besten
Solarge guarantees a reliable output from its solar modules and to ensure this multiple pilot projects are being installed on slanted and flat roofs. The first pilot project was installed at the end of October 2019 on a barn belonging to ‘De Empathische Veehouderij’ (the Empathic Farm) owned by the family Den Besten in Hoevelaken, the Netherlands. Since March 2020 the output of the solar modules is being monitored. Below a short mid-term review.
In total, 100 Solarge SOLO lightweight PV modules have been installed on both sides of this roof, with a 16-degree angle. Half of these modules face east, the other half face west. The modules cover a total of 200 m2 of roof. The capacity of this installation amounts to of 32 kWp.
As expected, the time needed to mount the modules on the roof was about 40% less compared to an installation of conventional glass modules.
To compare the performance of the Solarge SOLO modules with conventional glass modules the output in KWh per installed KWp is being monitored. By comparing these results with other PV installations in the same area, with comparable roof angle, position and equal weather conditions. Important conclusion is that there is no difference in performance and output compared to conventional glass modules as was already concluded from lab tests at TNO.