Kyocera solar modules – a good choice from all points of view
Kyocera have been developing and manufacturing photovoltaic modules for nearly 45 years. Our modules have been used in countless consumer and commercial applications and in large installations worldwide. Choose from our different range of power classes for the solar modules and find the solution that is a perfect match for your project.
Polycrystalline solar modules from Kyocera are available in the performance classes from 275 Wp to 280 Wp, and can be used for both grid-connected and off-grid applications.
- Fully automated and integrated manufacturing processes in own production facilities
- Maximum control with vertical integration across the entire value chain
- Ammonia resistance - suitable for use on agricultural sites
- Resistant to PID (potential induced degradation) and LID (light induced degradation)
- Fully encapsulated with high-quality soldered connections to ensure protection against corrosion and overheating
- Highest flame classification of 5VA as specified in UL94
- Pre-assembled with connectors, including bypass diodes for flexible and fast module assembly
Replacement modules for older KC and KD series
Are you looking for a replacement module because hail, storm, thunderstorm or another event caused some damages?
The model series KC and KD (year 1996 - year 2016) are still being manufactured by us. We are happy to be at your disposal for advice and / or during the installation of the replacement module.
Kyocera Solar Modules Confirmed as PID Resistant by Fraunhofer CSP Testing
Non-profit Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP (Halle, Germany) disclosed in 2012 the test results of its potential induced degradation (PID) test which demonstrated that Kyocera’s modules did not show any degradation after being subjected to high voltage stress testing. The results of this third-party test illustrate the high quality and high reliability of Kyocera’s modules — which are born of the company’s 45 years of experience in the industry and its quality-focused manufacturing process.
What is PID?
Potential induced degradation (PID) is a phenomenon where the power output of a solar module is reduced when exposed to high negative voltage bias between the cells and ground. PID can potentially affect the performance of individual modules as well as the overall power output and efficiency of an entire solar power generating system. The resistance to, or intensity of, power output degradation in different companies’ modules can vary greatly, as shown by Fraunhofer CSP’s testing.
Kyocera test system since 1984 in Sakura, Japan
In 1984, Kyocera Solar installed a 43-kWp test system in Sakura, Japan. The modules are still achieving excellent results. With an average degradation of just 9.6% after 25 years, the test system provides a very impressive example of real-life operation. It is notable that these excellent results are achieved by modules produced using the materials and technology available at the time of manufacture. The results are evidence of the above average service life of our solar cells.
Power output degradation rate of the solar modules
Figure was calculated based on performance data using a variety of external conditions. (Based on the measurements of 29 modules in the system by using Kyocera's power output measurement standard.)