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Ultraviolet radiation round-robin testing of various backsheets for photovoltaic modules

: Koehl, M.; Ballion, A.; Lee, Y.-H.; Wu, H.-S.; Scott, K.; Glick, S.; Hacke, P.; Koo, H.J.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; IEEE Photonics Society:
IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015 : 14-19 June 2015, New Orleans, LA
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4799-7944-8
4 S.
Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) <42, 2015, New Orleans/La.>
Fraunhofer ISE ()

Durability testing of materials exposed to natural weathering requires testing of the ultraviolet (UV) stability, especially for polymeric materials. The type approval testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules according to standards IEC 61215 and IEC 61646, which includes a so-called UV preconditioning test with a total UV dose of 15 kWh/m(2), does not correspond to the real loads during lifetime. Between 3%-10% of the UV radiation has to be in the spectral range between 280 and 320 nm (UV-B) in the recent editions of the standards. However, the spectral distribution of the radiation source is very important because different samples show very individual spectral sensitivity for the radiation offered. Less than 6% of the intensity of solar radiation exists in the UV range. In the case of an increase of the intensity of the light source for accelerating the UV test, overheating of the samples would have to be prevented more rigorously and the temperature of the samples have to be measured to avoid misinterpretation of the test results.