PV Module Reliability and System Performance Analysis

New technologies, revolutionary ideas, innovative solutions are the key words of Intersolar 2015. As a side event of the Intersolar Europe’s Conference programme, the Workshop “PV Module Reliability and System Performance Analysis” organized by International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) Task 13, will present the information on state-of-the-art of PV  module degradation, identification of main problems due to material properties and failure risk estimations as well as the achievements of the common work of the task experts over the last four years and the first results from the second phase of its work programme 2015 - 2018.   

Short Introduction of PVPS - Gaëtan Masson, IEA-PVPS 

Influence of PV Module Handling on Solar Cell Cracking - Marc Köntges, Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin, Germany       

Hail Impact on PV Module Reliability - Gerhard Mathiak, TÜV Rheinland, Cologne, Germany  

Influence of Backsheet on PV Module Reliability - Gernot Oreski, PCCL, Leoben, Austria   

Automated Analysis of Monitoring Data with Regression Methods - Achim Woyte, 3E, Brussels, Belgium    

Quality Assessment of PV Systems by Analysis of System Performance - Wilfried van Sark, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, Netherlands       

Guidelines for IR/EL Outdoor Qualification of PV Systems - Magnus Herz, TÜV Rheinland, Cologne, Germany      

Outlook – Further Work items of IEA PVPS Task 13 - Nils Reich, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany