Importance of Materials in PV Modules

Article by: Power Insight

Existing IEC standards for PV modules are merely qualification standards which are not designed to test the module’s lifetime and long-term performance, particularly in extreme climatic conditions. This enables the use of low cost but unproven materials which increases failure risks and negatively impacts investment returns.

Specification of materials and properties, therefore, is critical for the project owners to ensure the use of right materials in the PV modules for their projects to help minimize performance risks. In this article we share best practices for selecting PV modules.

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