CrowdHouse Energy Limited
CrowdHouse Energy specialises in high grade bifacial solar PV systems for commercial and utility-scale applications,
Bifacial cells collect radiation on the front and rear side as they capture light reflected from the surface beneath the module and from the surroundings. On flat roofs, ground-mounted installations or locations that might not initially seem the best for a solar panel, bifacial cells outperform monofacial cells by up to 30% from the same area.
Our bifacial frameless double glass panel construction safely encapsulates the collector cells and conductors in a transparent protective film between the anti-reflective heat strengthened glass panes. This provides a product life expectancy of 30 plus years and a power guarantee of 90% after 30 years.
Importantly, the double glass construction retards the spread of fire across an open roof and is Fire Class A rated compared with traditional framed panels with backing sheets which are Fire class C rated. In addition, frameless panels require less cleaning, reduce O&M costs and ensure better performance as there is no dirt build up along the frame to impair the cell performance.
Bifacial cells require specially designed mounting frames to ensure the rear cells are not shaded by racking or support ; The frame heights are also calculated to ensure the best possible energy outcome from the back bounce or Albedo effect.
Safety is first class using double glass Fire Class A rated panels combined with SolarEdge’s outstanding Safe DC™ solution, which monitors and optimises the performance of each panel, and detects faults in real time reducing the risk of arcing and fire.
The arc detection interface helps reduce the risk of fire caused by a high energy DC ; If any abnormal rapid temperature increase is detected, the inverter will close the system down. After a short period, it will restart automatically and if abnormal temperatures are detected again it will shut down permanently until a technician performs a manual ; All shut down alerts are sent by email to the maintenance team.
The SafeDC™ solution also reduces the solar array DC wiring voltages to a safe 1VDC per panel, whenever the AC side of the inverter is shut ; This protects fire fighters and maintenance personnel from electrocution even during bright sunshine.
All other components are MCS and CE approved and meet the highest international standards.