PV Module Cluster

The PV Module Cluster operates laboratories at two off-campus locations: at CleanTech Park (ISO/IEC 17025 accredited PV module testing laboratory and R&D laboratory) and at JTC MedTech Hub (PV module development lab, since September 2018). The Cluster consists of two groups: PV Module Testing Group and PV Module Development Group. The DevelopmentGroup consists of four teams: Module Technology, Module Fabrication, Module Characterisation & Yield Simulation, and Module Reliability

The R&D activities of the Cluster include:

  • Advanced characterisation methods for PV modules
  • Development of cost-effective high-performance PV modules
  • Development of PV modules for various urban solar applications
  • Potential-induced degradation (PID) – Outdoor Test Facility for short- and long-term measurements in Singapore’s tropical climate conditions
  • Pre-normative characterisation of PV modules, in liaison with the Technical Committee 82 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  • Development of accelerated aging tests (modules & components)
  • Failure analysis (root causes) and design optimisations
  • PV module recycling

Organisational Structure of the Cluster

Cluster Director

Dr WANG Yan

Group Heads

PV Module Development
Dr KHOO Yong Sheng

PV Module Testing
Kenneth GOH