The Impact of Cracks on Photovoltaic Power Performance

Mahmoud Dhimish, Violeta Holmes, Behrooz Mehrdadi, Mark Dales

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This paper demonstrates a statistical analysis approach, which uses T-test and F-test for identifying whether the crack has significant impact on the total amount of power generated by the photovoltaic (PV) modules. Electroluminescence (EL) measurements were performed for scanning possible faults in the examined PV modules. Virtual Instrumentation (VI) LabVIEW software was applied to simulate the theoretical IV and PV curves. The approach classified only 60% of cracks that significantly impacted the total amount of power generated by PV modules.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-209
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices
Issue number2
Early online date19 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


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