The Rise in Solar Panel Failures:  Why does it matter?

41% of inspected modules exhibited some visual defect. Backsheets account for 9% of observed defects.

From a global field-module survey including more than 60 global installations, (>200MW, 1.5 million modules) in NA, EU, & AP.

As part of ongoing DuPont fielded module studies, defects were found to be in 73% of installations in both North America and Europe/Middle East/Africa.  47% of all modules had a defect.  The costs associated with replacing defective modules are significant.  

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