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|Title: ||Effects of lamination condition on durability of PV module packaging and performance|
|Authors: ||Zhu, Jiang|
Betts, Thomas R.
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Publisher: ||© The Solar Energy Society|
|Citation: ||ZHU, J., BETTS, T.R. and GOTTSCHALG, R., 2014. Effects of lamination condition on durability of PV module packaging and performance. IN: Proceedings of the 10th Photovoltaic Science Applications and Technology Conference C96 (PVSAT-10), 23rd-25th April 2014, Loughborough University.|
|Abstract: ||Ten mini-modules of glass /encapsulant /backsheet structure were laminated under the condition of the same curing time and pressure, but different curing temperatures and aged in damp-heat accelerated ageing test in order to investigate the effect of temperature on the durability of PV module packaging and performance. Results show that the mini-modules using EVA as encapsulant were affected more by the laminating temperature compared to the mini-modules using modified ionomer. For EVA modules, samples with relatively low curing temperatures at 135-140ºC appeared to have higher adhesion between EVA and glass, lower moisture permeability into module and better dielectric of cells than those with high curing temperatures.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Sponsor: ||This work has been supported by a joint UK-India initiative in solar energy through a joint project “Stability and Performance of Photovoltaics (STAPP)” funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme in the UK [grant no: EP/H040331/1] and by Department of Science and Technology (DST) in India.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.pvsat.org.uk/|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Presentations (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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