Photovoltaics is one of the main players in the move to renewable and sustainable energy generation. To meet certification and guarantee requirements photovoltaic modules and their components need to be reliable and safe. The growth of applications in desert regions means PV modules need to be even more robust, due to the harsher conditions with respect to dust and heat. In this presentation we describe some standard and some new testing methods for PV modules.
Anna J. Carr, ECN Solar Energy