Reliability and performance of PV modules and systems are key topics that are attracting more and more attention from various stakeholders every day. Recently, it also comes in combination with the terms of quality and sustainability.
The overall objectives of Task 13 are to:
Communicate to our stakeholders in a number of impactful ways including reports, workshops, webinars, and web content.
Task 13 aims at supporting market actors to improve the operation, the reliability and the quality of PV components and systems. Operational data of PV systems in different climate zones compiled within the project will allow conclusions on the reliability and on yield estimations. Furthermore, the qualification and lifetime characteristics of PV components and systems shall be analysed, and technological trends identified.
Task 13 has so far managed to create the right framework for the calculations of various parameters that can give an indication of quality of PV components and system. The framework is now there and can be used by the industry who has expressed in many ways appreciation towards the results included in the high-quality reports.
This subTask addresses the following objectives:
This subTask aims the next targets:
This SubTask addresses the following objectives:
Task 13 status reports can be found in the annual reports of the IEA PVPS Programme. All Task 13 reports available for download can be found under Documents or Archive.