By Kari Williamson
During the tests, solar PV modules are placed in a climate chamber and exposed to variations in temperature ranging from -40°C to 85°C. In the final stage of the test the solar PV modules have to stand nearly 8 hours at a temperature of more than 85°C and one hour at over 100°C.
Antaris' solar PV modules were tested alongside modules from other manufacturers, and after the tests, several modules exhibited physical damages and further tests revealed a significant loss of efficiency for a part of the panels under consideration, the company says.
The AS M 185 solar PV module from Antaris, however, left the climate chamber without any physical damage and the following flash test proved unimpaired performance capacity.