Task 13 investigates the increasingly important topic of performance and reliability of PV modules and systems in combination with quality and sustainability.
Task 13 aims at supporting market actors to improve the operation, the reliability and the quality of PV components and systems. Operational data of PV systems in different climate zones compiled within the project will allow conclusions on the reliability and on yield estimations. Furthermore, the qualification and lifetime characteristics of PV components and systems shall be analyzed, and technological trends identified.
It was established in 2010 within the IEA PVPS Programme to continue to research activities on performance and quality issues started in the former Task 2. Today it is one of the most respected Tasks within the programme with 120 PV experts from all over the world.
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