O4.3 - Interpretation of Imaging Techniques of Photovoltaic Modules Assisted by Temperature Simulation

Claudia Buerhop
This paper intends to compare infrared (IR) images and simulated temperature distributions in order to characterize and analyse the quality of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules and components. Defects in photovoltaic (PV) modules are detected by IR imaging as well as by electroluminescence (EL) measurements. Additionally, fundamental temperature simulations for selected module defects are performed exemplarily to get a more comprehensive understanding of module degradation and failures. Thus, a better identification and distinction of strong...