Degradation of power output of photovoltaic modules due to accelerated ageing
conference contributionposted on 2019-06-20, 09:04 authored 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.
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.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering