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Title: Potential-Induced Degradation in High-Efficiency n-Type Crystalline-Silicon Photovoltaic Modules: A Literature Review
Authors: Yamaguchi, Seira
Bas B. Van Aken
Masuda, Atsushi
Ohdaira, Keisuke
Keywords: acceleration tests
n-type crystalline-silicon solar cells
photovoltaic modules
potential-induced degradation
Issue Date: 2021-10-22
Publisher: Wiley-VCH GmbH
Magazine name: Solar RRL
Volume: 5
Number: 12
Start page: 2100708-1
End page: 2100708-20
DOI: 10.1002/solr.202100708
Abstract: n-type crystalline-silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic (PV) cell modules attracts attention because of their potential for achieving high efficiencies. The market share of n-type c-Si PV modules is expected to increase considerably, with wide use in PV systems, including large-scale PV systems, for which the system bias is set as markedly high. Such a high system bias leads to performance losses known as potential-induced degradation (PID). By virtue of many researchers’ efforts, the PID behaviors, PID mechanisms, and preventive measures against PID have been well documented in conventional p-type c-Si modules. Researchers recently started to investigate PID in high efficiency c-Si solar cells including n-type c-Si PV modules. Yet, the understanding of PID phenomena remains incomplete. Herein, a literature review of PID in high-efficiency n-type c-Si PV modules is provided as a resource elucidating the current status of related research and remaining unresolved issues. This report mainly presents discussion of PID in several kinds of n-type c-Si PV modules in terms of materials science. PID phenomena are described as divided into some degradation modes. Details present a review of their respective degradation modes, degradation behaviors, proposed mechanisms, and potential measures against degradation. Remaining open issues and anticipated future studies are also summarized.
Rights: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Copyright (C)2021 Wiley-VCH. Seira Yamaguchi, Bas B. Van Aken, Atsushi Masuda, Keisuke Ohdaira, Solar RRL, 5(12), 2021, pp.2100708, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/solr.202100708. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/18180
Material Type: author
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