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High Accelerated Stress Test (HAST) Chamber

Methodology

Reliabilty test bench for rapid screening of module designs and materials. Damp-heat test conditions above 100°C to accelerate on standard 85/85 damp heat. Air inlet to assure correleation between defect mechanism between HAST an DH.

Caracteristics

*Max loads : 140°C @100%Rh @2bar
*Net volume OK for 6 small PV modules

Expertise

Durability and reliability testing

Results

* 5x accelerated screening compared to standard Damp Heat testing
* Behavior of various PV module technologies against harsh moisture and corrosion conditions

Applications

*Time-reduced durability testing
*Simulation of extrem climatic conditions (desert, arctic or space environnement)

Localisation

Partner

Institution
CEA INES
50, avenue du Lac Léman

Contact
Franck MEDLEGE
+33 479 792 808
franck.medlege@cea.fr

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