IEA-PVPS Task 13 - Performance, Operation and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems
Performance and reliability of PV modules and systems are key topics that are attracting more and more attention from various stakeholders every day. Recently, it also comes in combination with the terms of quality and sustainability.
The overall objectives of Task 13 are to:
- Gather the most up-to-date information from each member country on a variety of technical issues related to PV performance and reliability. This will include summaries of different practices from each country, experiences with a variety of PV technologies and system designs.
- Gather measured data from PV systems from around the world. This data will be used to test and compare data analysis methods for PV degradation, operation & monitoring (O&M), performance and yield estimation, etc.
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 analysed, and technological trends identified.
Since 2010 Dr. Gernot Oreski is part of Task 13 expert group, since 2014 he is activity leader. The main contributions from PCCL are related to reliability and degradation behavior of PV module materials and PV modules.
Reports with PCCL contributions
- Assessment of Photovoltaic Module Failures in the Field (2017)
- Designing New Materials for Photovoltaics (2021)