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dc.contributor.authorNussbaumer, Hartmut-
dc.contributor.authorKlenk, Markus-
dc.contributor.authorKeller, Nico-
dc.contributor.authorAmmann, Peter-
dc.contributor.authorThurnheer, Jan-
dc.description.abstractThe “small unit compound” (SUC) concept allows the preparation of very light weight c-Si solar laminates utilizing thin glass or plastic materials. A main difference to the common module type is the replacement of the frame at the laminates fringe by a lattice-like structure at the rear or at the rear and front side. Due to the small distances between the mechanical supporting elements which prevent the dishing of the laminate, the stiffness of the laminate itself can be reduced to a minimum. This enables the use of thin glass or alternative materials such as polymer foils. In this paper we present results of mechanical tests with such modules and discuss general results concerning the module lay-out. The paper has a focus on glass/glass and glass/backsheet laminates with glass thicknesses of 0.8, 1.1, 1.6 and 2 mm. A 60 cell glass/backsheet module 0.8 mm front glass with a weight of as low as 6.3 kg (without junction box and cables) has been fabricated. According to our knowledge this is the lowest weight for 60-cell c-Si modules with front glass ever reported. First hail resistance tests show that these modules may surpass the IEC 61215 norm. Only slightly lower weights are possible if alternative materials are used instead of glass for the front side cover.de_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subject.ddc621.3: Elektrotechnik und Elektronikde_CH
dc.titleRecord-light weight c-Si modules based on the small unit compound approach : mechanical load tests and general resultsde_CH
dc.typeKonferenz: Paperde_CH
zhaw.departementSchool of Engineeringde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Energiesysteme und Fluid-Engineering (IEFE)de_CH
zhaw.conference.details33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, EUPVSEC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 25-29 September 2017de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewNot specifiedde_CH
zhaw.title.proceedingsProceedings of the 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibitionde_CH
zhaw.webfeedErneuerbare Energiende_CH
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