Luxor Solar | News Release – Luxor Solar GmbH, producer of high-performance solar modules with German engineering standards, has built a green-field solar system in Croatia with a capacity of 360 kWp.

The installation was realised with a strategic project partner and was connected to the grid last year. A further installation of similar size is due to be constructed in spring 2015 before the relevant licence becomes invalid.

The two installations will be amongst the last of their kind in Croatia, as green-field systems will no longer receive sufficient support in this sunny country.

Luxor Solar also supplied 1440 polycrystalline Ecoline LX-250P modules for installations in Slavonia in the eastern part of the country. Once the contract was agreed, things moved very quickly. One day after receipt of payment, the first module was shipped to the installation site.

Due to the high irradiation values and a feed-in tariff of approx. 14.5 cents per kWh, the installation will be amortised for its investor in under ten years. All the electricity produced will be fed into the grid. When funding runs out in 14 years, the investor wishes to support local farms with affordable solar power.

With more than 3.5 MW of installed capacity, Luxor Solar has a market share of about 10 percent in Croatia and is the market leader. In 2014 the Ecoline LX 250P was one of the highest-selling modules in the country. The polycrystalline best-seller is a guarantee of high economic efficiency. Excellent price and performance combine perfectly with the economic and geographical conditions in Croatia.

The 60-cell module with a nominal power of 185 wP and a comparatively low voltage makes it possible to install more modules per row and thus lay out the inverters in a more economically efficient manner. These polycrystalline cells are leaders in the 6” size. Their advantage: they can be manufactured more economically, and they stand out thanks to their low temperature co-efficients.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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