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Combined UV-Temperature-Humidity Accelerated Testing of PV Modules: Reliability of UV-cut and UV-pass EVA Encapsulants

Abstract In the past, the photovoltaic (PV) modules were typically constructed with glass superstrate containing cerium oxide and EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) encapsulant containing UV absorbing additives. However, in the current industry, the PV modules are generally constructed without cerium oxide in the glass and UV absorbing additives in EVA to increase quantum efficiency of crystalline silicon solar cells in the UV regions. This new approach is expected to boost the initial power output of the modules and reduce the long-term encapsulant browning issues. However, this new approach could lead to other durability and reliability issues such as delamination of encapsulant by damaging interfacial bonds, destruction of antireflection coating on sol... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Arularasu, Pooja (Author) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Advisor) / Mu, Bin (Advisor) / Varman, Arul M (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Alternative energy / Chemical engineering / Chemistry
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 87 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Chemical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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