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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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1IEA-PVPS Task 8 - Energy from the Desert - 2013 EditionIEA-PVPS Task 8 - Energy from the Desert - 2013 Edition2013/04/29  /  
2IEA-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  /  
3IEA-PVPS Task 12 - Life Cycle inventories and Life Cycle Assessments of Photovoltaic Systems - 2011 Edition IEA-PVPS Task 12 - Life Cycle inventories and Life Cycle Assessments of Photovoltaic Systems - 2011 Edition 2011/10/24IEA PVPS & Task 12  /  IEA PVPS & Task 12
4IEA-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  /  
5IEA-PVPS Task 9 - Rural Electrification with PV Hybrid systems - T9 - 11072013 - Updated Feb2014IEA-PVPS Task 9 - Rural Electrification with PV Hybrid systems - T9 - 11072013 - Updated Feb20142014/02/27  /  
6IEA-PVPS Task 8 - Executive Summary - Energy from the desert - Edition 2015IEA-PVPS Task 8 - Executive Summary - Energy from the desert - Edition 20152015/03/19  /  
7IEA-PVPS Task 8 - Energy From the Desert - Edition 2015IEA-PVPS Task 8 - Energy From the Desert - Edition 20152015/03/20  /  
8IEA-PVPS Task 9 - PV for Rural Health Facilities in Developing AreasIEA-PVPS Task 9 - PV for Rural Health Facilities in Developing Areas2015/03/13  /  
9IEA-PVPS Task 13 - Analysis of Long-Term Performance of PV Systems IEA-PVPS Task 13 - Analysis of Long-Term Performance of PV Systems 2015/02/23  /  
10IEA-PVPS Task 9 - Innovative PV Business Models for Emerging RegionsIEA-PVPS Task 9 - Innovative PV Business Models for Emerging Regions2015/02/06Thomas Meier  /  IEA-PVPS Task 9
11National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Korea - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Korea - 20132015/01/07Chinho Park and all  /  Yeungnam University, KEMCO,KOPIA,KETEP,YURIC
12National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in the Netherlands - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in the Netherlands - 20132014/12/19RVO  /  Netherlands Enterprise Agency
13National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Canada - 2013National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Canada - 20132014/12/19Y. Poissant & P. Luukkonen  /  CanmetENERGY NRC & CanSIA
14Pico Solar PV Systems for Remote HomesPico Solar PV Systems for Remote Homes2013/05/21Erik H. Lysen (IEA PVPS Task 9)  /  IEA PVPS Task 9
15Mini-réseaux hybrides PV-diesel pour l'électrification ruraleMini-réseaux hybrides PV-diesel pour l'électrification rurale2014/02/27Grégoire Lena  /  IED / IEA PVPS T9

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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