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Mechanical Load Test bench for PV Modules

Methodology

Static and Dynamic mechanical bench for large PV modules to simulate realistic and harsh snow and wind load conditions.

DURASOL Mechanical test stand
DURASOL Mechanical test stand
Mechanical Load Test bench for PV Modules
Mechanical Load Test bench for PV Modules

Caracteristics

*Max PV module size : 1200mm x 2000mm
*Static max load : 22kN or 11kPa for a 2m² PV module
*Cycling max load : 1kPa@1Hz and 2,4kPa@0,5Hz
*Localized load : up to 5MPa (50mm diameter stamp)

Expertise

*Mechanics and Building Integrated PV (BIPV)
*Mechanical modeling of PV modules

Results

*Mechanical qualification of framless PV module under 2,4kPa and 5,4kPa loads
*Use of DML fatigue to reproduce and accelerate thermal cycling conditions

References

IEC61215
IEC62782
http://www.pse.de/

Applications

*Standard and beyond standard mechanical test (IEC61215, IEC62782)
*Dynamic Mechanical Load (DML) testing for BIPV durability

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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