UK researchers confirm correlation between micro-cracks and hot spots in polycrystalline cells

  • Mahmoud Dhimish

Press/Media: Research


A research team from the University of Huddersfield used electron microscopy to analyze micro-cracks in 4,000 polycrystalline silicon solar cell samples. The results showed power losses may vary from 0.9-42.8%, and increased temperatures due to micro-cracking may favor the formation of permanent hot spots in the cells.

Period7 Jan 2020

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