EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2021, 6 - 10 September 2021
Presentation: 4AV.2.34 Structural Strength Analysis of Double-Glass Photovoltaic Modules Mounted on One-Axis Trackers at Different Boundary Conditions
Type: Visual
Date: Monday, 6th September 2021
17:00 - 18:30
Author(s): M.B. Günaydın, O. Selimoglu, M.E. Karahallı, G.H. Çıkmaz, B. Sarıca, M. Günöven
Presenter / Speaker: M.B. Günaydın, Kalyon PV, Ankara, Turkey
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 4AV.2 PV Module Characterisation, Testing and Outdoor Performance
Topic: 4. 1 PV Module Design, Manufacture, Performance and Reliability
Summary / Abstract: The use of photovoltaic technologies is increasing rapidly worldwide. PV modules are required to pass several standardized mechanical tests to ensure their long-term performance under various climate conditions, with often challenging snow and wind loads. These tests are costly and take a long time, it is therefore beneficial to use numerical approaches in order to reliably model the mechanical strength of PV modules while under design phase. The choice of module components; e.g. framed vs. frameless, double-glass vs. glass-backsheet have consequences on the structural strength of modules, just as the conditions of their fixation to their fixed-tilt or tracked support.