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PowerMax ®-STRONG modules were produced until 2013 and will not be sold. The experiences and insights of the successful product line have been incorporated into the development of the next product generation PowerMax®-SMART, which is produced exclusively from 2014. 

All warranty claims of PowerMax®-STRONG modules remain unaffected.

PowerMax® STRONG modules have been designed as robust, framed solar modules which are especially good for use in rooftop systems and have proven equally effective when utilized in open space facilities or in architectural solutions. 


PowerMax® STRONG are robust, framed CIS solar modules that are safely and securely mounted using a black hollow chamber aluminum frame with a mounting lip. The mounting clamps fit perfectly into the shadow gap of the mounting lip removing them from sight. Mechanical force on the front glass is avoided via a clamp which distributes the mounting force to the frame – this will prevent glass breakage.

PowerMax® STRONG modules are extremely robust and solid. Due to the stable frame, the modules are suitable for high snow load areas and can carry up to 551 kg/m2. Additionally, they are resistant to ammonia and salt mist corrosion, making them suitable for use in both agricultural and coastal areas.

PowerMax® STRONG is one of the most powerful thin-film modules found on the photovoltaic market.

This we find STRONG. 



PowerMax® STRONG Value
External dimensions incl. mounting lip 1595 x 686 mm²
External dimensions excl. mounting lip 1595 x 674 mm²
Thickness 45 mm
Weight 19.6 kg
Junction box protection class IP65
Dimensions of the junction boxes 70 x 70 x 23 mm³
Cable lengths ( -plug / +socket) 210 / 310 mm
Cable cross section 2.5 mm²
Connector type TPCB-4


Data measured under standard test conditions (STC)*:

PowerMax® STRONG 115 120 125 130 135 140
Nominal power Pnom 115 W 120 W 125 W 130 W 135 W 140 W
Tolerance of nominal power ΔPnom -0/+5 % -0/+5 % -0/+4 % -0/+4 % -0/+4 % -0/+4 %
Module efficiency η** 10.5% 11.0% 11.4% 11.9% 12.3% 12.8%
Aperture efficiency η 12.2 % 12.7 % 13.2 % 13.7 % 14.3 % 14.8%
Open-circuit voltage Voc 57.7 V 58.3 V 59.1 V 59.9 V 60.7 V 61.5 V
Short-circuit current Isc 3.19 A 3.22 A 3.24 A 3.26 A 3.29 A 3.31 A
Voltage at mpp Vmpp 41.7 V 42.8 V 43.8 V 44.9 V 45.9 V 47.0 V
Current at mpp Impp 2.77 A 2.81 A 2.85 A 2.90 A 2.94 A 2.98 A
Limiting reverse current Ir 5.0 A 5.0 A 5.0 A 5.0 A 5.0 A 5.0 A
Max. system voltage Vsys (IEC) 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V 1000 V
Max. system voltage Vsys (UL) 600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V

* Insolation intensity 1,000 W/m² in the plane of the module, module temperature 25 °C and a spectral distribution of the sunlight according to the atmospheric mass (AM) 1.5.

** excl. mounting lip.

Data measured at nominal operating cell temperature (NOCT)* and AM 1.5:

PowerMax® STRONG 115 120 125 130 135 140
NOCT 40.0 °C 40.0 °C 40.0 °C 40.0 °C 40.0 °C 40.0 °C
Nominal power Pnom 85.8 W 89.5 W 93.2 W 96.9 W 100.7 W 104,4 W
Open-circuit voltage Voc 53.9 V 54.6 V 55.4 V 56.2 V 57.0 V 57.8 V
Short-circuit voltage Isc 2.51 A 2.51 A 2.51 A 2.51 A 2.51 A 2.51 A
Voltage at mpp Vmpp 38.8 V 39.9 V 40.9 V 41.9 V 42.9 V 44.0 V

* Module operating temperature at 800 W/m² insolation intensity in the plane of the module, air temperature 20 °C, wind speed 1 m/s and open-circuit condition.

Temperature coefficients:

PowerMax® STRONG Value
Temperature coefficient Pnom -0.39 %/°C
Temperature coefficient Voc -170 mV/°C
Temperature coefficient Isc 0.1 mA/°C
Temperature coefficient Vmpp -140 mV/°C

Data measured at low light intensity:

The relative reduction in the module-efficiency at a light intensity of 200 W/m² relative to 1,000 W/m² at 25 °C module temperature and spectrum AM 1.5 is 9 %. At 500 W/m² the relative reduction in module-efficiency is 1 %.

For more information about handling, installation and operation of PowerMax® modules, refer to the installation, operating and safety manual for AVANCIS PowerMax® photovoltaic modules.

The measurement accuracy of Pnom is ± 3.5 %. As a result of ongoing research and product improvements, the specifications in this product data sheet are subject to changes without prior publication. This data sheet is not allowed to be used for deriving any rights, and AVANCIS does not accept any liability with regard to and resulting from the use of information contained herein. Installation equipment is not supplied with the product. 



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