Component Benchmarking

Engineering

Example for quality benchmarking for PV Modules: Analyzing the performance of different module types depending on LID.
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Example for quality benchmarking for PV Modules: Analyzing the performance of different module types depending on LID.

The PV Modules that we receive from customers go through a special test procedure. We compare the test results with the current standard on the PV market, providing the customer with this information. Additionally different products can be compared in a benchmarking exercise.  Such examinations, carried out by an independent expert such as Fraunhofer ISE, increase the planning and yield certainty for investors and creditors.

We perform the following measurements and tests:

  • precise power measurements including under weak light and varying temperatures
  • luminescence images to identify defects
  • reliability tests (e.g. susceptibility to cell cracks, potential-induced degradation, specific climatic loads, corrosion susceptibility)
  • material tests (gel content, peel strength)