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 in this laboratory. Characterisation activities include detailed optical measurements on individual module components (glass panes, encapsulants, backsheets), cell-to-module power loss analyses, 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.
For further information, please contact:
Dr Yong Sheng KHOO
Head, PV Module Development Group