New solar module frame from Kyocera: easy installation and long lifespan

High performance in a compact size

27 November 2012

Kyoto / Neuss − A robust frame is essential to ensure a longer lifespan for solar modules. At the same time, installation needs to be as easy and convenient as possible, and modules need to be low in weight. The Japanese solar pioneer Kyocera has re-developed the frame profile of its 60-cell modules so that the solar modules can now be securely clamped to the short side of the frame and are suitable for use in insertion-type systems. Furthermore, thanks to the new frame design, the module weight has been reduced by 1 kg, to 20 kg. This makes installation even more flexible.

Kyocera solar modules are screwed and bonded to a weather-resistant aluminium frame. The frame is black anodised with an additional coating and has a high level of corrosion resistance; drainage holes on the inside of the frame ensure safe drainage and prevent the modules from being damaged by frost; while two lateral braces on the back of the modules provide additional stability. The frame meets the high standards of IEC 61215 ed. 2 and can support a total load of 5,400 N/m2.

The new frame of the 60-cell Kyocera solar modules retains the conventional 46 mm height, meaning that the same module clamps can be used to fix them in place.

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