Concentrator Photovoltaics: Task Group 9

Task Group 9 is focused on durability issues specific to concentrator PV modules.

Concentrator PV modules exhibit some of the same failure modes that are being studied by Task Groups 1–7, but other failure mechanisms are specific to concentrator modules.

Progress Update

A New Work Item proposal was submitted to IEC to improve the testing of the die attachment of the cell to the heat sink.

The Chinese part of this task group is focusing on several field projects in western China, getting more field performance experience.

Task Leaders

Nick Bosco — National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Itai Suez — Cogenra
Bruce Wang — Suntrix Solar, representing China
Rafael Xing — CQC, representing China

Additional leaders are welcomed.

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Supporting Organizations

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
European Commission DG JRC

Advisory Board