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Title: Degradation of power output of photovoltaic modules due to accelerated ageing
Authors: Gebregiorgis, A.W.
Betts, Thomas R.
Keywords: Accelerated ageing
Damp heat test
Failure modes
Activation energy
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: © The Solar Energy Society
Citation: GEBREGIORGIS, A.W. and BETTS, T.R., 2019. Degradation of power output of photovoltaic modules due to accelerated ageing. IN: Hutchins, M. Crook, R. and Cole, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-15), Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick, 10th - 12th April,
Abstract: This research work focusses on a type of indoor accelerated stress test (AST) which is an extension of the damp-heat (DH) test proposed by the international electrotechnical commission in IEC-61215-2, to reproduce the field failures by applying environmental stresses (temperature (T), relative humidity (RH)) to photovoltaic (PV) mini-modules as well as to compare whether the calculated activation energy associated with such degradation modes is consistent with the range of values reported in literature. In addition, the effect of curing time during PV module lamination on the durability of the PV-modules will be evaluated for crystalline silicon (c-Si) PV mini-modules produced from the same materials.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Sponsor: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721452.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/38029
Publisher Link: https://www.pvsat.org.uk/repository/archive.htm
ISBN: 0904963853
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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