Failure analysis of module design qualification testing - III: 1997-2005 vs. 2005-2007 vs. 2007-2009

G. TamizhMani, B. Li, T. Arends, J. Kuitche, B. Raghuraman, W. Shisler, K. Farnsworth, A. Voropayev, D. Parker

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

12 Scopus citations

Abstract

Qualification testing of photovoltaic modules is a set of well-defined accelerated stress tests with strict pass/fail criteria based on functionality / performance, safety / insulation and visual requirements. This paper, third in series from the Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory of ASU / TUV Rheinland PTL, compares the overall failure rates obtained in three consecutive periods: 1997-2005, 2005- 2007 and 2007-2009. This paper also presents a distribution of failures, for the 2007-2009 period, among the four pass criteria defined in the standard: Visual failure (for example, extensive delamination), dry insulation failure (safety issue), wet resistance failure (safety issue) and performance failure (power drop).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgram - 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010
Pages251-255
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 20 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period6/20/106/25/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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