The PV Module Development (PVMD) group performs R&D on
next-generation PV modules, in close collaboration with partners from industry. The group operates a PV Module Development Laboratory which houses state-of-the-art PV module manufacturing and characterisation facilities. PV modules of different sizes (up to full industry standard) can be fabricated and characterised. Characterisation activities include detailed optical measurements on individual module components, cellto-module power loss analyses, as well as spectral responsivity
and advanced electroluminescence analyses of PV modules. In terms of PV module reliability, the group presently focuses on indoor and outdoor testing of potential-induced degradation (PID) effects.