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Potential Induced Degradation Test Bench

Methodology

Application of continuous high voltage potential during a damp-heat testing to examine potential induced degradation (PID) in PV modules.

View of PID bench associated with a climatic chamber
View of PID bench associated with a climatic chamber

Caracteristics

*Voltage potential up to 3kV
*Detected leak currents from 1µA
*System designed to simultaneaously supply and monitor up to ten PV modules

Expertise

*Durability and reliability testing
*Electrical characterization of PV modules

Results

*Application of the PID standard test
*Determination of PID influential parameters

Applications

* PID tests according to standards or going beyound
*Real-time detection of leakage currents to determine degradation thresholds

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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