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Solar Frontier CIS Thin Film Solar Panels

Solar Frontier CIS Solar Panels


Solar Frontierís new 150 watt CIS solar panels offer the highest conversion efficiency of any mass-produced thin-film module - and without the use of lead or cadmium.


The modules feature a light-soaking effect unique to Solar Frontierís CIS (Copper, Indium, Selenium) technology, which provides higher output than initially specified. Under partial shading, the unique patterning of these CIS photovoltaic modules also keeps voltage drop to a minimum. 


Fewer production steps and raw materials needed for manufacturing Solar Frontier's CIS modules also mean an industry-leading energy payback time of less than one year. 


These CIS thin film modules have a temperature coefficient of 0.31%/K - around 30-50% lower than for many crystalline solar panels


Solar Frontier CIS solar panel features


  • Highest efficiency of up to 12.6%
  • Light soaking effect boosts output after installation
  • Higher performance than rated value can be expected after installation
  • Cadmium and lead free thin film module
  • Energy payback time of under a year


Solar Frontier 150 watt solar module warranty


  • 5 year product warranty
  • 25 year performance warranty


Solar Frontier CIS solar module specifications     


Maximum power Pmax 150 W
Module efficiency % 12.2%
Tolerance of Pmax +10%/-5%
Factory binning ±2.5 W
Open circuit voltage Voc 110.0 V
Short circuit current  Isc 2.10 A
Voltage at maximum power Vmpp 79.0 V
Current at maximum power Impp 1.90 A

Standard Test Conditions (STC): 1,000 W/m2 irradiance, module temperature 25 °C, air mass 1.5. Isc and Voc are ±10% tolerance of STC rated values. Module output may rise after light soaking due to its unique characteristics.


Temperature Characteristics
NOCT 47 °C
Temperature coefficient of Isc α +0.01%/K
Temperature coefficient of Voc β -0.30%/K
Temperature coefficient of Pmax δ -0.31%/K
Mechanical Characteristics
Dimensions (L x W x H) 1,257 x 977 x 35 mm 
Weight 20 kg 
Application class (IEC 61730) A
Fire rating (IEC 61730) Class C
Safety class (IEC 61140) II
Cell type CIS glass substrate (cadmium free)
Front cover Clear tempered glass, 3.2 mm
Encapsulant EVA
Back sheet Weatherproof plastic film (color: black & silver)
Frame Anodised aluminium alloy (color: black)
Edge sealant Butyl rubber
Junction box Protection rating: IP 67 (with bypass diode)
Adhesive Silicone
Output cables (conductor) 2.5 mm2 /14 AWG (halogen free)
Cable lengths (symmetrical) 1,200 mm (47.2 in.)


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  • Model: SF150/155
  • Shipping Weight: 20kg
  • Manufacturer:
    Solar Frontier

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 09 December, 2011.