One of the biggest challenges of the solar energy industry is the lifetime of solar panels which they have mounted in the field. Studying how panels age in the field under multiple environmental stresses is critical for customers and future development of materials.
According to PV-Tech news, DuPont and Fraunhofer ISE will work together to validate a new set of accelerated testing methods for solar module degradation. Fraunhofer ISE will run the rule over DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions’ in-house testing practices and then look to refine them. The target is to develop a set of simpler tests to replicate the field degradation of a solar panel, which the pair describe in a statement as “one of the biggest challenges of the PV industry”.
“The aim of this work is to determine whether the proposed accelerated testing protocols can accurately predict service lifetime of solar panels made with different types of materials,” said Dr. Karl-Anders Weiss, project manager, Fraunhofer ISE.
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