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1National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Germany - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Germany - 20132014/08/27Dr. Lothar Wissing  /  Projectträger Julich/Forschungszentrum Jüli
2National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in the USA - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in the USA - 20132014/08/27D. Feldman, D. Boff,R. Margolis  /  SunShot, US Department of Energy
3National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Thailand - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Thailand - 20132014/08/27Bur.of Solar Energy Dev(DEDE, Min.En) & KMUTT  /  Ministry of Energy
4National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Sweden - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Sweden - 20132014/08/27Johan Lindhal, Uppsala University  /  Swedish Energy Agency
5National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Spain - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Spain - 20132014/08/27UNEF & Dr. Vicente Salas  /  UNEF, Universitad carlos III de Madrid
6National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Norway- 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Norway- 20132014/08/27Oystein Holm  /  Forkningsradet
7National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Japan - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Japan - 20132014/08/27Hiroyuki Yamada & Osamu Ikki  /  NEDO, RTS Corporation
8National Surney Report of PV Power Applications in Italy - 2013National Surney Report of PV Power Applications in Italy - 20132014/08/27F. Tilli, S. Castello & S. Guastella  /  GSE / RSE / ENEA
9National Surney Report of PV Power Applications in Denmark - 2013National Surney Report of PV Power Applications in Denmark - 20132014/08/27Peter Ahm  /  PA Energy Ltd.
10National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Austria - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Austria - 20132014/08/27Hubert Fechner & Kurt Leonhartsberger  /  Fachhochschule Technikum Wien
11National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Australia - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Australia - 20132014/08/27M. Watt, R. Passaey, B. Noone, T. Spoonser  /  Australian PV Institute
12IEA-PVPS T13-02 2014 Characterization Thin Film ModulesIEA-PVPS T13-02 2014 Characterization Thin Film Modules2014/05/28T13  /  IEA-PVPS 2014
13IEA-PVPS T13-01 2014 Review of Failures of Photovoltaic Modules FinalIEA-PVPS T13-01 2014 Review of Failures of Photovoltaic Modules Final2014/05/28T13  /  IEA-PVPS 2014
14IEA-PVPS T13-D2 3 Analytical Monitoring of PV Systems FinalIEA-PVPS T13-D2 3 Analytical Monitoring of PV Systems Final2014/05/28T13  /  IEA-PVPS 2014
15Annual Report 2013Annual Report 20132014/05/06IEA PVPS  /  IEA PVPS

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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