Testing large quantities of solar panels has enabled us to learn a lot about the quality of PV modules. Today, we share this precious knowledge with you. You will find in this page all the reports and articles that STS members have written.
Results 2011 Presentation
This report is an in-depth presentation of the results obtained by testing 70,000+ solar panels throughout 2011. The report analyzes these results in order to provide an accurate picture of PV makers' actual quality level.
STS Results 2011
In 2011, STS has tested more than 77,000 solar panels. Testing all the modules individually has enabled us to determine the most important categories of defects existing in PV modules.
Assessing the real quality of PV modules
by Thibaut Lemoine, General Manager at STS
With new industrial challenges faced by the PV industry – such as the striking development of Chinese manufacturers, and ever more demanding investors and financial institutions – the quality of PV modules has never been as important as it is today. Because normative requirements are not matching the buyers’ expectations, the questions of what the real quality of a PV module is and how to assess it still remain. This paper analyzes the current situation in terms of quality and the causes of problems, and proposes some ways of addressing the issues in order for the industry to progress on the long path to excellence.
Quality: current limitations, issues and solutions in mass production
Presentation made by Thibaut Lemoine, General Manager at STS at the 4th PV Power Plants Conference, organized by Solarpraxis - November 2012
With ever dropping PV module prices, quality of solar panels is more than ever topical. In this talk held by Thibaut Lemoine at Solarpraxis' 4th PV Power Plant Conference, 12 prejudices about PV modules' quality are being addressed.