PV System ASU00: The Test Field

PV System ASU00: The Test Field

The REC test filed established in 2013, it is a lifetime testing system to move knowledge from laboratories to in-filed application.

The Test field includes:

Sonnen System (Tracking system) :-

It’s a biaxial tracking system with aim of maximizing the useful solar energy. With the highly precise operating tracking system enable stable predictable solar power yields which lay up to 45% above yields of fixed installation.

There are Two Tracking systems at the ASU testing field:

CPV Tracker:-

The main concept behind the development of the CPV technology is very straightforward: concentrating the sunlight by optical devices such as lenses or mirrors reduces the area of expensive solar cells of a factor roughly equal to the concentration factor.


Polycrystalline Tracker:-

Polycrystalline solar panels are also made from silicon; instead of using a single crystal of silicon, manufacturers melt many fragments of silicon together to form the wafers for the panel.

Polycrystalline solar panels are also referred to as “multi-crystalline or many-crystal silicon. 


Fixed System:-

At the REC a fixed system with different technology and different orientations that gives the students a chance to test different scenarios on the system with different conditions.

The fixed system includes:

- Poly-crystalline panels:
             South oriented
             East /West oriented
- Mono-crystalline panels:
             South oriented
             East /West oriented
- Thin film panels.