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1IEA-PVPS T13-02 2014 Characterization Thin Film ModulesIEA-PVPS T13-02 2014 Characterization Thin Film Modules2014/05/28T13  /  IEA-PVPS 2014
2IEA-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
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4Annual Report 2013Annual Report 20132014/05/06IEA PVPS  /  IEA PVPS
5A  Snapshot of Global PV - 1992-2013A Snapshot of Global PV - 1992-20132014/03/31  /  
6Mini-réseaux hybrides PV-diesel pour l'électrification ruraleMini-réseaux hybrides PV-diesel pour l'électrification rurale2014/02/27Grégoire Lena  /  IED / IEA PVPS T9
7Rural Electrification with PV Hybrid systems - T9 - 11072013 - Updated Feb2014Rural Electrification with PV Hybrid systems - T9 - 11072013 - Updated Feb20142014/02/27Grégoire Lena - IED  /  IEA-PVPS Task 9
8National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Austria - 2010National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Austria - 20102010/11/21H. Fechner, N. Prüggler, A. Galosi  /  University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vien
9FINAL TRENDS v1.02FINAL TRENDS v1.022013/11/29Gaëtan Masson  /  IEA PVPS Task 1
10National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Belgium - 2012 - Second VersionNational Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Belgium - 2012 - Second Version2013/11/21Gregory Neubourg  /  APERe
11National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in the USA - 2012National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in the USA - 20122013/11/04David Feldman, Robert Margolis  /  NREL, USA
12National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Austria - 2012National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Austria - 20122013/10/22H. Fechner, K. Leonhartsberger  /  University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vien
13Photovoltaics and Solar Forecasting State of Art Report T14 2013Photovoltaics and Solar Forecasting State of Art Report T14 20132013/10/12Pelland, Redmund, Kleissl, Oozeki, De Braban.  /  IEA PVPS Task 14
14National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Malaysia - 2012National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Malaysia - 20122013/10/09Dato’ Hj. Badaruddin bin Mahyudin  /  Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water
15National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Korea - 2012 - Second versionNational Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Korea - 2012 - Second version2013/09/20PhD/Professor Chinho Park  /  Yeungnam University

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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