4. 1 PV Module Design, Manufacture, Performance and Reliability
Reliability, Thin Wafer, SHJ, Solar Cells, Shingle Interconnection
Summary / Abstract:
Increasingly commercialized, the shingle interconnection technology is known today as a reliable method to interconnect solar cells, and which offers several advantages, such as area performance increase, aesthetic improvement, etc. Silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cells that allow high energy conversions (>25 %) [1-2] and a high bifaciality ratio have been integrated in this study project. In the framework of the European HighLite project, the purpose of this research is to bring the shingle technology with SHJ solar cell to a higher technological maturity level (TRL 6-7). In this paper, we present the performances and a preliminary reliability assessment of the first shingle modules, manufactured with SHJ solar cells in an industrial environment, with strings manufactured on a newly developed state-of-the-art industrial stringer.