IEC TR 63279
Derisking photovoltaic modules – Sequential and combined accelerated stress testing
|Publication Date:||1 August 2020|
|ICS Code (Solar energy engineering):||27.160|
This document reviews research into sequential and combined accelerated stress tests that have been devised to determine the potential for degradation modes in PV modules that occur in the field that single-factor and steady-state tests do not show. This document is intended to provide data and theory-based motivation and help visualize the next steps for improved accelerated stress tests that will derisk PV module materials and designs. Any incremental savings as a result of increased reliability and reduced risk translates into lower levelized cost of electricity for PV. Lower costs will result in faster adoption of PV and the associated benefits of renewable energy.