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Development of Ultra-Accelerated Ageing Tests for Improved Reliability and Durability of Bifacial Photovoltaic Modules in Harsh Desert Conditions
J.-F. Lelièvre, E. Cabrera, B. Hladys, N. Pinochet, V. Gutierrez, A. Marzo, P. Ferrada, D. Muñoz, A. Derrier
Photovoltaic Modules and BoS Components
Subtopic: PV Module Design, Manufacture, Performance and Reliability
Event: 36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 4AV.1.37
ISBN: 3-936338-60-4
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As photovoltaic (PV) energy costs have been drastically reduced during the last decade, a current major challenge for PV actors is to increase the reliability and durability of PV modules beyond the 25 years warranty usually offered by manufacturers, while adapting the fabrication process in order to match a wider range of climates (temperate, desert, tropical, polar ...). Indeed, mainstream PV modules are still developed for temperate climates (Europe, USA…) and international Standards for PV technologies, such as IEC61215-2016, are only partly applicable to determine the module reliability and durability in the case of extreme climates like desert for instance1,2. Thus, the materials and architectures used to fabricate PV modules, as well as the characterization and evaluation methods have to be improved and tailored for such harsh climatic conditions.