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Member countries within the IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programm (PVPS) work together to compile country data and activities in a variety of publications - including task reports, naional reports, annual reports, statisic reports and a twice-yearly newsletter. The presentations of the workshops are released on this homepage.

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1National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in the Netherlands - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in the Netherlands - 2013(new)2014/12/19RVO  /  Netherlands Enterprise Agency
2National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Canada - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Canada - 2013(new)2014/12/19Y. Poissant & P. Luukkonen  /  CanmetENERGY NRC & CanSIA
3IEA-PVPS - Task 13 - Analysis of Long-Term Performance of PV SystemsIEA-PVPS - Task 13 - Analysis of Long-Term Performance of PV Systems2014/12/17  /  
4Rural Electrification with PV Hybrid systems - T9 - 11072013 - Updated Feb2014Rural Electrification with PV Hybrid systems - T9 - 11072013 - Updated Feb20141970/01/01  /  
5Energy from the desertEnergy from the desert1970/01/01  /  
6Pico Solar PV Systems for Remote HomesPico Solar PV Systems for Remote Homes2013/05/21Erik H. Lysen (IEA PVPS Task 9)  /  IEA PVPS Task 9
7Mini-réseaux hybrides PV-diesel pour l'électrification ruraleMini-réseaux hybrides PV-diesel pour l'électrification rurale2014/02/27Grégoire Lena  /  IED / IEA PVPS T9
8Summary: Energy from the DesertSummary: Energy from the Desert2003/05/01Kosuke Kurokawa, TUAT  /  James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd
9High Penetration of PV in Local Distribution Grids - IEA PVPS Task 14 - 2014High Penetration of PV in Local Distribution Grids - IEA PVPS Task 14 - 20142014/11/06R. Bründlinger, Ch. Mayr R. Bründlinger, Ch  /  IEA PVPS IEA PVPS
10Transition from uni directional to bi directional distribution grids - IEA PVPS Task 14 - 2014Transition from uni directional to bi directional distribution grids - IEA PVPS Task 14 - 20142014/11/06Th. Stetz, M. Rekinger, I.T. Theologitis  /  IEA PVPS
11National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in China - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in China - 20132014/10/27Lv Fang, Xu Honghua, Wang Sicheng & all.  /  IEE / CAS & CPVS
12IEA PVPS Trends 2014 in PV Applications - lrIEA PVPS Trends 2014 in PV Applications - lr2014/10/12Gaëtan Masson  /  IEA PVPS Task 1
13IEA PVPS TRENDS 2013 in PV ApplicationsIEA PVPS TRENDS 2013 in PV Applications2013/11/29Gaëtan Masson  /  IEA PVPS Task 1
14National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Norway- 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Norway- 20132014/08/27Oystein Holm  /  Multiconsult / The Research Council of Norway
15National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Switzerland - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Switzerland - 20132014/09/22Pius Hüsser, Nora Farrag  /  Nova Energie GmbH

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Title:Crack statistic of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules
Issue date:2012/05/24
Description:ABSTRACT: Solar cell cracks in wafer based silicon solar modules are a well-known problem. In order to identify the origin of cracks and thus lay the foundation for the inhibition of crack formation, we provide for the first time a statistic crack distribution in photovoltaic (PV) modules. We evaluate electroluminescence images of PV modules tested at the ISFH with respect to cracks. The results of the static load test and the “as delivered” PV modules are compared. Additionally we perform a simulation of the strain distribution on a glass plate subjected to a uniform mechanical load and supported at the edges, which is used as a measure for the relative mechanical load on the individual cells. The measured crack distribution correlates well with the stress distribution calculated by the simulation. “As delivered” PV modules show an average of 6% of broken cells per PV module. The analysis of the spatial distribution and orientation of micro cracks in PV modules offers valuable insight into the causes of micro cracks if the PV module is subject to a uniform mechanical load. It lays the foundation for PV module developments that reduce the risk of cracks, as well as for statistical power loss assessment.
Creator / Publisher:M. Köntges et al  /  IEA PVPS Task 13
Copyright:IEA PVPS Task 13
Filesize:439 Kilobyte
Filetype:pdf
Category:Public
Paper
2011
Task 13
Link:  
pap_ST3.2_task_13_Sept_2011.pdf