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Effect of the Frame Sealing on the Functionality of a Photovoltaic Module
J. Vanek, K. Jandová, M. Sturm, J. Hylsky, D. Strachala
Photovoltaic (PV), Defect Analysis, Humidity of Insulation, Destruction, Frame
Performance, Reliability and Sustainability of Photovoltaic Modules and Balance of System Components
Subtopic: PV Module Performance and Reliability
Event: 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 5DV.3.22
1799 - 1801
ISBN: 3-936338-47-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-5DV.3.22
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Document(s): paper, poster


This article deals with the effect of the quality of moisture isolation of the frame of a solar module on the overall functionality of the module. The main goal is to investigate the causes of frame damage, peeling of the frame seal and decrease in the photovoltaic module performance. The problems were examined using various diagnostic methods. The tested photovoltaic modules have been exposed to simulated climate-like environmental conditions and the mentioned defect has been detected. In this work the results of the investigated failure problem are presented. Measured values obtained from several types of measurements are compared and evaluated.