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Materials and applications
Photovoltaic (PV) modules are made of a stack of active PV layers (Si, passivation), protective polymer encapsulation and glass plates. Performance and lifetime of PV modules depend on their ability to sustain various environmental conditions that are linked to thermomechanical, physical, chemical and/or electrical phenomena. The purpose of this PhD is to model the cells encapsulation and interconnection processes to better understand their influence on the main failure mechanisms observed in the modules. In order to address such technological and scientific issues, the research work will focus on:- Modeling the thermomechanical phenomena experienced by a module during its manufacturing process and evaluating the induced residual stresses within the module;- Determining the impact of the thermomechanical conditions on module performance and the level of residual stresses;- Proposing solutions to reduce the levels of residual stresses.Numerical models will be developed to simulate the thermomechanical phenomena involved during the manufacturing processes of PV modules. The influence of the process parameters on the modules performance will be modeled and validated experimentally to better optimize the processes and the selection of materials involved in the PV module.
Département des Technologies Solaires (LITEN)
Laboratoire Modules Photovoltaïques Silicium
50 rue Lac Léman73-375 Le Bourget du Lac
Phone number: 0479792317
Physique en Île-de-France (EDPIF)
Start date on 01-09-2018
BOUVARD Jean Luc
CEMEF - Mines ParisTech
CEMEF _ MÉCANIQUE PHYSIQUE DES POLYMÈRES INDUSTRIELS - PÔLE POLYMÈRES ET COMPOSITES
CEMEF - MINES ParisTechRue Claude Daunesse CS 1020706904 Sophia Antipolis cedex France
Phone number: +33 4 93 67 89 59
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