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Photovoltaic module life time forecast and evaluation

Deliverables

Report on adhesion degradation of materials produced in different manufacturing conditions

Report on adhesion degradation of materials produced in different manufacturing conditions

Report on simulation results of material properties and correlation to specific failure modes

Report on simulation results of material properties and correlation to specific failure modes

Report on rate defining processes of polymers

Report on rate defining processes of polymers

Report on service-life model validated against indoor tests

Report on service-life model validated against indoor tests

Report on alternative techniques for identification of degradation precursors

Report on alternative techniques for identification of degradation precursors

Field-observed degradation modes based yield model validated

Field-observed degradation modes based yield model validated

Report on main degradation modes and material interactions of polymers in PV modules

Report on main degradation modes and material interactions of polymers in PV modules

Report on PID tests at different static and transient conditions

Report on PID tests at different static and transient conditions

Report on service life energy yield

Report on service life energy yield

Publication on stress acceleration due to combinatory tests

Publication on stress acceleration due to combinatory tests

Report on figures of merit for degradation modes identification

Report on figures of merit for degradation modes identification

Report on impact of climatic degradation factors

Report on impact of climatic degradation factors

Report on degradation models and improvements

Report on degradation models and improvements

Report on suitable methods for characterization of material interactions in PV modules

Report on suitable methods for characterization of material interactions in PV modules

PhD thesis, publication of all ESRs

PhD thesis, publication of all ESRs

Report on effect of micro-climatic conditions on polymer degradation

Report on effect of micro-climatic conditions on polymer degradation

Database of Climate--based degradation factors

Database of Climate--based degradation factors

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Publications

Training the Next Generation of PV Reliability Experts – New Marie-Sklodowska Curie (MSCA) Project SOLAR-TRAIN

Author(s): K.-A. Weiß, S. Saile, A. Keiner, L. Pitta Bauermann, G. Oreski, R. Gottschalg, D. Moser, M. Topic, A.R. Lagunas, P. Chiantore, M. Van Iseghem
Published in: European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Issue 33, 2017, Page(s) 2917 - 2920
DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-7DV.1.48

​A setup for in-situ measurements of potential and UV induced degradation of PV modules inside a climatic chamber

Author(s): Stefan Mitterhofer, Marko Jankovec, Marko Topič
Published in: International Conference on Microelectronics, Devices and Materials, Issue 53, 2017, Page(s) 65-70

​An Overall Data Analysis Methodology for PV Energy Systems

Author(s): ​Julián Ascencio Vásquez, Marko Topič
Published in: International Conference on Microelectronics, Devices and Materials, Issue 53, 2017, Page(s) 59-64

Evaluation of uncertainty sources and propagation from irradiance sensors to PV energy production

Author(s): Francesco Mariottini, Tom R. Betts, Jiang Zhu, Ralph Gottschalg
Published in: Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-14), Issue 14, 2018

One- and two-dimensional finite element analysis of humidity ingress in polymeric materials

Author(s): Stefan Mitterhofer, Marko Jankovec, Marko Topič
Published in: International Conference on Microelectronics, Devices and Materials, Issue 54, 2018, Page(s) 93-98

The impact of acetic acid corrosion on the front-side contacts and the finger electrodes of c-Si PV cells

Author(s): Nikoleta Kyranaki, Jiang Zhu, Thomas R. Betts, Ralph Gottschalg
Published in: Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-14), Issue 14, 2018

Evaluation of Technology-Dependent Maximum Power Point Current and Voltage Degradation in a Temperate Climate

Author(s): Sascha Lindig, P. Ingenhoven, G. Belluardo, David Moser, Marko Topic
Published in: European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Issue 35, 2018, Page(s) 1081 - 1086
DOI: 10.4229/35thEUPVSEC20182018-5BO.12.5

Single Diode Model Applied to PV Module Aging

Author(s): Nikola Hrelja, Mike Van Iseghem, E. Lajoie-Mazenc, E. Moulines, E. Vernet
Published in: European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Issue 35, 2018, Page(s) 1290 - 1293
DOI: 10.4229/35thEUPVSEC20182018-5CV.3.16

Using UV LEDs for PV Module Aging and Degradation Study

Author(s): Stefan Mitterhofer, Marko Jankovec, Marko Topic
Published in: European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Issue 35, 2018, Page(s) 1323 - 1327
DOI: 10.4229/35thEUPVSEC20182018-5CV.3.24

Nanoindentation analysis of PV module polymeric components after accelerated aging

Author(s): Djamel Eddine Mansour, F. Swientek, Ismail Kaaya, Daniel Philipp, Luciana Pitta Bauermann
Published in: European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Issue 35, 2018, Page(s) 1333 - 1336
DOI: 10.4229/35thEUPVSEC20182018-5CV.3.28

Investigating the Degradation of Front and Rear Sides of c-Si PV Cells Exposed to Acetic Acid

Author(s): Nikoleta Kyranaki, Jiang Zhu, Ralph Gottschalg, Tom R. Betts
Published in: European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Issue 35, 2018, Page(s) 1372 - 1375
DOI: 10.4229/35thEUPVSEC20182018-5CV.3.47

Uncertainty in calibration and characterisation of pyranometers

Author(s): Francesco Mariottini, Tom R. Betts, Giorgio Belluardo
Published in: Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-15), Issue 15, 2019, Page(s) 105-108

Degradation of power output of photovoltaic modules due to accelerated ageing

Author(s): Ashenafi Weldemariam Gebregioris, Tom R. Betts
Published in: Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-15), Issue 15, 2019

Investigation of moisture ingress and egress in polymer – Glass laminates for PV encapsulation

Author(s): Nikoleta Kyranaki, Marko Jankovec, Marko Topic, Ralph Gottschalg, Tom R. Betts
Published in: Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-15), Issue 15, 2019, Page(s) 41-44

Los servicios digitalizados de O&M de BayWa r.e. análisis mejorado de rendimiento mediante inspecciones aéreas termográficas y software especializado. Caso de estudio.

Author(s): Guillermo Oviedo Hernandez
Published in: Digitalización y Energía Solar. Edición México, 2019, Page(s) 46

European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition

Author(s): Nikoleta Kyranaki, David C. Whalley, David A. Hutt, Ralph Gottschalg, Tom R. Betts
Published in: European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Issue 36, 2019, Page(s) 1045 - 1049
DOI: 10.4229/eupvsec20192019-4av.1.24

Assessment and Improvement of Thermoelectric Pyranometer Measurements

Author(s): Francesco Mariottini, Giorgio Belluardo, Martin Bliss, Patrick J.M. Isherwood, Ian R. Cole, Tom R. Betts
Published in: European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Issue 36, 2019, Page(s) 1384 - 1387
DOI: 10.4229/eupvsec20192019-5do.1.3

Optimization of the Cost Priority Number (CPN) Methodology to the Needs of a Large O&M Operator

Author(s): Guillermo Oviedo Hernández, Sascha Lindig, David Moser, Paolo V. Chiantore
Published in: European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Issue 36, 2019, Page(s) 1613 - 1617
DOI: 10.4229/eupvsec20192019-5cv.4.19

Analysis of ethylene vinyl acetate degradation under UV-A LED light

Author(s): Stefan Mitterhofer, Chiara Barretta, Luis Castillon, Gernot Oreski, Marko Topič, Marko Jankovec
Published in: International Conference on Microelectronics, Devices and Materials, Issue 55, 2019, Page(s) 40-43

Review of Statistical and Analytical Degradation Models for Photovoltaic Modules and Systems as Well as Related Improvements

Author(s): Sascha Lindig, Ismail Kaaya, Karl-Anders Weis, David Moser, Marko Topic
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Issue 8/6, 2018, Page(s) 1773-1786, ISSN 2156-3381
DOI: 10.1109/jphotov.2018.2870532

Modeling Outdoor Service Lifetime Prediction of PV Modules: Effects of Combined Climatic Stressors on PV Module Power Degradation

Author(s): Ismail Kaaya, Michael Koehl, Amantin Panos Mehilli, Sidrach de Cardona Mariano, Karl Anders Weiss
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Issue 9/4, 2019, Page(s) 1105-1112, ISSN 2156-3381
DOI: 10.1109/jphotov.2019.2916197

Methodology of Köppen-Geiger-Photovoltaic climate classification and implications to worldwide mapping of PV system performance

Author(s): Julián Ascencio-Vásquez, Kristijan Brecl, Marko Topič
Published in: Solar Energy, Issue 191, 2019, Page(s) 672-685, ISSN 0038-092X
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2019.08.072

Global Climate Data Processing and Mapping of Degradation Mechanisms and Degradation Rates of PV Modules

Author(s): Julián Ascencio-Vásquez, Ismail Kaaya, Kristijan Brecl, Karl-Anders Weiss, Marko Topič
Published in: Energies, Issue 12/24, 2019, Page(s) 4749, ISSN 1996-1073
DOI: 10.3390/en12244749

A Dual-Transport Model of Moisture Diffusion in PV Encapsulants for Finite-Element Simulations

Author(s): Stefan Mitterhofer, Chiara Barretta, Luis F. Castillon, Gernot Oreski, Marko Topic, Marko Jankovec
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Issue 10/1, 2020, Page(s) 94-102, ISSN 2156-3381
DOI: 10.1109/jphotov.2019.2955182

The Development of Thermal Coefficients of Photovoltaic Devices

Author(s): Stefan Mitterhofer, Boštjan Glažar, Marko Jankovec, Marko Topič
Published in: Informacije MIDEM - Journal of Microelectronics, Electronic Components and Materials, Issue 49, 2019, Page(s) 219-227, ISSN 0352-9045
DOI: 10.33180/infmidem2019.404

Effect of Backsheet Properties on PV Encapsulant Degradation during Combined Accelerated Aging Tests

Author(s): Djamel Eddine Mansour, Chiara Barretta, Luciana Pitta Bauermann, Gernot Oreski, Andreas Schueler, Daniel Philipp, Paul Gebhardt
Published in: Sustainability, Issue 12/12, 2020, Page(s) 5208, ISSN 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su12125208

Advanced PV Performance Modelling Based on Different Levels of Irradiance Data Accuracy

Author(s): Julián Ascencio-Vásquez, Jakob Bevc, Kristjan Reba, Kristijan Brecl, Marko Jankovec, Marko Topič
Published in: Energies, Issue 13/9, 2020, Page(s) 2166, ISSN 1996-1073
DOI: 10.3390/en13092166

Scanning acoustic microscopy analysis of the mechanical properties of polymeric components in photovoltaic modules

Author(s): Laila V. Mesquita, Djamel Eddine Mansour, Paul Gebhardt, Luciana Pitta Bauermann
Published in: Engineering Reports, Issue 2/6, 2020, ISSN 2577-8196
DOI: 10.1002/eng2.12222