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Optimizing photovoltaic module glass reliability
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Paper Abstract

Glass is a proven, excellent substrate and cover for photovoltaic applications. But glass can be a source of module reliability problems if not properly fabricated. Glass reliability issues can include brittle failure due to mechanical and thermal stresses, surface weathering, lamination adhesion, TCO adhesion, moisture ingress, and anti-reflective coating durability. A synopsis of typical problems and how to prevent them is provided for both new and current module manufacturers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7048, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems, 70480J (10 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795120
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Christopher R. Cording, AGC North America (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7048:
Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems
Neelkanth G. Dhere, Editor(s)

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