DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions partners with Fraunhofer ISE

US company DuPont Electronics & Imaging’s Photovoltaic Solutions business (DuPont) has entered into a cooperation agreement with German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE to optimize accelerated testing protocols for crystalline silicon solar panels. Fraunhofer ISE will validate and accelerate solar panel sequential testing methods developed by DuPont, to enable service life estimation calculations. According to the company, the tests aim to address the most common types of panel degradation observed in the field at the backsheet level, by type of material used.
The proposed tests will be based on DuPont’s Module Accelerated Sequential Testing protocols, whereby solar panels are subjected to several sequences that combine damp heat, UV and thermal cycling to generate accelerated test conditions aligned with realistic stresses experienced in the field.
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