PV Module Reliability: Challenges and Opportunities as Technology Advances
PV module product roadmaps are more dynamic now than at any time in the last decade. Manufacturers no longer compete on price per watt alone as they produce standardized crystalline silicon modules. From half-cut cells to heterojunction technology, the best suppliers have expanded their portfolios with robust, diverse product lines that reduce levelized cost of energy (LCOE) by maximizing performance over time. Simultaneously, recent events are driving reliability concerns for consumers. How do module purchasers ensure they procure high quality and reliable products that are rapidly evolving? PVEL’s poster explains three potential risks of new module technologies and shows how these risks can be identified and mitigated through lab testing.