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Degradation of power output of photovoltaic modules due to accelerated ageing

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posted on 20.06.2019, 09:04 by Ashenafi Gebregiorgis, Thomas R. Betts
This research work focusses on a type of indoor accelerated stress test (AST) which is an extension of the damp-heat (DH) test proposed by the international electrotechnical commission in IEC-61215-2, to reproduce the field failures by applying environmental stresses (temperature (T), relative humidity (RH)) to photovoltaic (PV) mini-modules as well as to compare whether the calculated activation energy associated with such degradation modes is consistent with the range of values reported in literature. In addition, the effect of curing time during PV module lamination on the durability of the PV-modules will be evaluated for crystalline silicon (c-Si) PV mini-modules produced from the same materials.

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721452.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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PVSAT-15

Issue

Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology

Citation

GEBREGIORGIS, A.W. and BETTS, T.R., 2019. Degradation of power output of photovoltaic modules due to accelerated ageing. IN: Hutchins, M. Crook, R. and Cole, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-15), Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick, 10th - 12th April,

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© The Solar Energy Society

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2019

Notes

This is a conference paper.

ISBN

0904963853

Language

en

Location

Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

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