Bifacial solar modules that Elgin Energy has installed at a dairy farm test site in Ireland is the country’s first brush with this technology the company asserts. The panels will be monitored using SolarEdge equipment. (Photo Credit: Elgin Energy)
- Elgin Energy has installed LONGi bifacial solar modules in Ireland at a test site
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- The project will help it evaluate bifacial solar technology’s feasibility in the country and compare the findings with that from monofacial panels
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London based solar PV project developer Elgin Energy says it has introduced bifacial solar module technology to Ireland installing these at a test site on a dairy farm in Skeoughvosteen, Co. Kilkenny. Each panel installed will be monitored individually to assess the feasibility of the technology in Ireland.
It will also enable the company conduct a direct comparison of energy output from bifacial panels with that from monofacial panels.
Elgin Energy hired Enerpower to install LONGi solar panels and SolarEdge PV inverters at the test site. Power output from solar panels will be assessed with the help of SolarEdge optimizers and monitoring software, it added.
“We are very excited to launch this local research project in collaboration with LONGi and SolarEdge,” said Elgin Energy Managing Director Ronan Kilduff. “This test site is the first of its kind in Ireland and will provide data that will help to inform the Irish solar industry and our development across Ireland and the UK.”
Recently, 2 of the company’s solar projects—each with 4 MW capacity—were successful in the 1st solar energy auction in Ireland, RESS-I that it plans to begin installations from Q4/2021 onwards.