Development of a desert climate test incl. sand abrasion for crystalline PV modules
|German title:||Entwicklung eines Wüstenklimatests inkl. Sandabrasion für kristalline PV-Module|
|Duration:||1st March 2013 - 28th February 2015|
|Description:||PV modules are increasingly exported to areas with arid climates. The component approval for PV modules valid in Germany is not sufficient to guarantee reliability for 20 years of use in desert areas. For this purpose, special tests have been developed that map the abrasive effect of desert sand, higher temperature fluctuations and their influence on chemical reactions as well as UV stress on the reliability of PV modules. These reliability tests are available for the PV sector. Furthermore, they provide an experimental basis for performance and combination tests under extreme conditions for other application areas, e.g. for components in hot environments with additional particle loading as in the automotive sector.
The acquired knowledge on microglass corrosion in acidic and alkaline environments reveals new approaches for corrosion studies on diverse surfaces with and without finishes, e.g. with diamond coatings.
Coating materials and technologies for optical repair on transparent surfaces (various films and glass) were evaluated and tested for their suitability. These can be used industrially.
|Funding code:||MF 120185|
|Contact:||Contact us about this project via our former business unit Silicon Detectors|
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