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Series Resistance Increase in Field Degraded PV Modules in Different Climatic Conditions

Abstract Global photovoltaic (PV) module installation in 2018 is estimated to exceed 100 GW, and crystalline Si (c-Si) solar cell-based modules have a share more than 90% of the global PV market. To reduce the social cost of PV electricity, further developments in reliability of solar panels are expected. These will lead to realize longer module lifetime and reduced levelized cost of energy. As many as 86 failure modes are observed in PV modules [1] and series resistance increase is one of the major durability issues of all. Series resistance constitutes emitter sheet resistance, metal-semiconductor contact resistance, and resistance across the metal-solder ribbon. Solder bond degradation at the cell interconnect is one of the primary causes for inc... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Buddha, viswa sai pavan (Author) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Advisor) / Alford, Terry (Advisor) / Srinivasan, Devarajan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Materials Science / Energy / Engineering / Field aged photovoltaics Behavior at different climatic conditions / Interconnects Reliability / Inter-metallic compounds formation in PV / PV degradation / Series resistance increase in fresh and field aged solar cells / Solderbond degradation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 63 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Materials Science and Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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