Durable even in salty conditions – ANTARIS SOLAR modules pass the salt spray corrosion test

The ANTARIS SOLAR AS M modules have proven their ability to withstand extremely salty outdoor conditions in a salt spray test performed by Photovoltaik-Institut (PI) in Berlin. The AS M modules are well-suited for installations in coastal regions.

(PresseBox) (Waldaschaff, ) Photovoltaic systems are always at risk of corrosion that could lead to decreased performance. However this risk is considerably higher in coastal areas, which are typically subject to greater than average rainfall and levels of salinity.
That is why ANTARIS SOLAR commissioned the Berlin-based Photovoltaik-Institut (PI) to put the ANTARIS SOLAR AS M series monocrystalline modules through their paces in a salt spray corrosion test according to DIN EN 60068-2-52.

The test took seven days to complete. During that time, the modules were sprayed four times with salt spray, for two hours at a time, with a salt concentration of 5.0 g/l. The modules were then stored in a damp chamber with a relative humidity of 93 percent and a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. Finally the modules were subject to a three day drying process in a room heated to 23 degrees Celsius. This DIN test simulates, under laboratory conditions, several years of operation on a conventional roof-mounted installation.

After the entire test cycle had been completed, the ANTARIS SOLAR modules were checked for material damage and their performance capacity was tested. This inspection revealed no damage to the module structure, or any adverse impact on the performance of the modules. The ANTARIS SOLAR AS M modules in question showed no signs of external damage and their yield capacity was unaffected, even after intensive exposure to salt water and humidity.

“In order to guarantee the long service life of our modules, even in the most varied and potentially challenging conditions, we regularly subject them to tests that simulate extreme environmental factors,” says Dr. Michael Göde, Managing Director of ANTARIS SOLAR. “Recently, we successfully tested the resistance of our modules to ammonia. And now that they’ve also passed the salt spray corrosion test, we can confidently recommend our solar modules for use in particularly salty conditions, such as coastal regions.”

Antaris Solar GmbH & Co. KG

The ANTARIS SOLAR Group (www.antaris-solar.co.uk) is one of the leading providers of cutting edge solar technology in Germany and Europe. ANTARIS SOLAR combines wholesale services with large-scale turnkey projects – ranging from project development and planning to project implementation. The corporate group also operates Europe’s largest Web shop for photovoltaic products (www.fotovoltaikshop.net).
The headquarters of the ANTARIS SOLAR Group are located in Waldaschaff, near Aschaffenburg, Bavaria. In addition, the corporate group also has foreign subsidiaries in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Italy, France and the UK.
In order to promote the deployment of high quality PV technology in the UK ANTARIS SOLAR is partnering with Ecomerchant, the sustainable trading arm of Burdens Ltd. and provider of eco-friendly construction products in the UK.

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