Thermomechanical Design Rules for the Development of Photovoltaic Modules
A set of 15 thermomechanical design rules is derrived to support and accelerate PV module developments. Three methods are developed and applied: 1. Thermomechanical FEM-simulations of PV module designs. 2. µ-Raman spectroscopy of laminated solar cells. 3. Solar cell integrated stress sensors (SenSoCell®). The concept of specific thermal expansion stiffness Êα = E · α · Aj · h is introduced as a measure of how much thermal strain one material induces in another.
Zugl.: Karlsruhe, KIT, Diss., 2021