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Online Workshop WG2: New approaches for identifying and analysing failures in PV
February 2, 2021 @ 10:00 - 14:30
This is the event page for the fourth online PEARL PV workshop in a series of 6, which brings together researchers to discuss the next challenges in photovoltaic energy performance and reliability. The workshop complies with the meeting guidelines in the covid-19 situation.
This workshop was organized in the framework of WG2, by dr. Jeff Kettle, dr. Reza Aghaei and colleagues of WG2, on the topic of “New approaches for identifying and analysing failures in PV” on Tuesday 2 February 2021 from 9:00h till 12:30h CET.
In this online workshop, we enjoyed several presentations from world leading outstanding PV experts. The main aim of this workshop was to present the recent development and trends in lifetime prediction, degradation mechanism, failure identification, and analytical approaches for failure modes in PV systems, modules, and components, according to the following summary:
The presentations can be accessed by means of the following links :
Introduction to WG2 and workshop, by Mohammadreza Aghaei, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Jeff Kettle, University of Glasgow
Lifetime prediction: when is it useful and when is it a distraction, by Sarah Kurtz, University of California Merced
Sarah Kurtz_Lifetime Prediction of PV Modules – When is it Useful and When is it a Distraction
Outdoor inspection of PV modules using drone-based electroluminescence imaging, by Gisele Alves dos Reis Benatto, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
G.A. Benatto – Outdoor inspection of PV modules using drone-based electroluminescence imaging.pdf
Combined-accelerated stress testing of PV modules and materials, by Michael Owen Bellini, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
M.Bellini_Combined-Accelerated Stress Testing of PV Modules and Materials
Degradation mechanism of CIGS devices, by Mirjam Theelen, TNO, Solliance
M.Theelen_Degradation Mechanisms in CIGS devices
Assessing end-of-life failure modes in PV modules, by Andrew Fairbrother, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
A.Fairbrother_Assessing end-of-life failures
Workshop summary and closing, by Mohammadreza Aghaei, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Jeff Kettle, University of Glasgow
For questions about this workshop, please contact WG2 Leaders dr. Jeff Kettle and dr. Reza Aghaei by this email address: Jeff.Kettle@glasgow.ac.uk