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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 Japan - 2015National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Japan - 2015(new)2016/06/29Hiroyuki YAMADA (NEDO)/ Osamu IKKI (RTS)  /  IEA PVPS
2National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Australia - 2015National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Australia - 20152016/06/28Warwick Johnston (SunWiz)/ Renate Egan (UNSW)  /  IEA PVPS
3IRENA_IEAPVPS_End-of-Life_Solar_PV_Panels_2016IRENA_IEAPVPS_End-of-Life_Solar_PV_Panels_20162016/06/21Stephanie Weckend/ Andreas Wade/ Garvin Heath  /  IEA PVPS/ IRENA
4PVPS-IRENA recycling report slide summaryPVPS-IRENA recycling report slide summary2016/06/19  /  IEA PVPS/ IRENA
5National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Finland - 2015National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Finland - 20152016/06/03Jero Ahola  /  IEA PVPS
6National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Denmark - 2015National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Denmark - 20152016/06/02Peter Ahm, PA Energy Ltd., Denmark  /  IEA PVPS
7Annual Report 2015Annual Report 20152016/05/13IEA PVPS  /  IEA PVPS
8IEA-PVPS - Self-Consumption Policies - 2016 - 2IEA-PVPS - Self-Consumption Policies - 2016 - 22016/03/30  /  IEA PVPS
9IEA-PVPS - Self-Consumption Policies - 2016 - Figures  Tables - Part 1IEA-PVPS - Self-Consumption Policies - 2016 - Figures Tables - Part 12016/03/29  /  IEA PVPS
10IEA-PVPS - Self-Consumption Policies - 2016 - Figures  Tables - Part 2IEA-PVPS - Self-Consumption Policies - 2016 - Figures Tables - Part 22016/03/29  /  IEA PVPS
11IEA-PVPS - A methodology for the Analysis of PV Self-Consumption PoliciesIEA-PVPS - A methodology for the Analysis of PV Self-Consumption Policies2016/03/29  /  IEA PVPS
12IEA-PVPS Task 12 - Life Cycle Inventories and Life Cycle Assessments of Photovoltaic Systems - 2015 Edition IEA-PVPS Task 12 - Life Cycle Inventories and Life Cycle Assessments of Photovoltaic Systems - 2015 Edition 2015/03/16  /  
13IEA-PVPS Task 12 - Life Cycle Assessment of Future Photovoltaic Electricity Production from Residential-scale Systems Operated in EuropeIEA-PVPS Task 12 - Life Cycle Assessment of Future Photovoltaic Electricity Production from Residential-scale Systems Operated in Europe2015/03/13  /  IEA - PVPS Task 12
14Task12 - Methodological Guidelines on Net Energy Analysis of Photovoltaic ElectricityTask12 - Methodological Guidelines on Net Energy Analysis of Photovoltaic Electricity2016/02/02  /  IEA PVPS Task 12
15Task7 fulltechnicalreport Potential for Building Integrated PhotovoltaicsTask7 fulltechnicalreport Potential for Building Integrated Photovoltaics2016/02/02  /  IEA PVPS Task 7

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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