Analysis of the degradation of single‐crystalline silicon modules after 21 years of operation

  title={Analysis of the degradation of single‐crystalline silicon modules after 21 years of operation},
  author={Michel Piliougine and Amal Oukaja and Paula S{\'a}nchez‐Friera and Giovanni Petrone and Francisco Jos{\'e} S{\'a}nchez‐Pacheco and Giovanni Spagnuolo and Mariano Sidrach‐de‐Cardona},
  journal={Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications},
  pages={907 - 919}
In this paper, the results of the analysis of the degradation of a set of single‐crystalline silicon modules after 21 years are presented. The comparison of the main electrical parameters and the series and of the shunt resistances measured in 1996 and 2017 is performed, so that the annual degradation rate is evaluated. In addition, a detailed analysis of the parameter uncertainties has been performed in order to determine its impact on the results. A visual inspection of the modules has also… 

Analysis of the degradation of amorphous silicon‐based modules after 11 years of exposure by means of IEC60891:2021 procedure 3

The degradation of two amorphous silicon‐based photovoltaic (PV) modules, namely, of single junction amorphous silicon (a‐Si) and of micromorph tandem (a‐Si/ μ ‐Si), after 11 years of exposure in the

Early Detection of Photovoltaic Panel Degradation through Artificial Neural Network

An artificial neural network is used for isolating faults and degradation phenomena occurring in photovoltaic (PV) panels by exploiting the intrinsic capability of ANN to map in its architecture two effects: the non-linear relations existing among the SDM parameters and the environmental conditions, and the effect of the degradation phenomena on the I-V curves and, consequently, on theSDM parameters.

Photovoltaics literature survey (No. 169)

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  • Engineering
    Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
  • 2021
In order to help readers stay up-to-date in the field, each issue of Progress in Photovoltaics will contain a list of recently published journal articles that are most relevant to its aims and scope.

Detecting Partial Shadowing and Mismatching Phenomena in Photovoltaic Arrays by Machine Learning Techniques

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Comparison of Degradation Rates of Individual Modules Held at Maximum Power

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The results of performance measurements of field‐aged crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules

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Model-Based Degradation Analysis of Photovoltaic Modules Through Series Resistance Estimation

A method aimed at detecting the module degradation is introduced and it is shown that the proposed indicators are able to accurately estimate the increments of the series resistance with a low sensitivity to the irradiance and temperature values.