Benchmarking Bill-of-Materials of Recently Deployed PV Modules: Associating Specific BOMs with Field Performance Trends

DuraMAT 2.0 Project

Fielded Module Forensics

Recipient NREL (PI: Karas, Joseph)

Subs none

Status Completed

Abstract This work will proactively perform early benchmarking of recent PV module technology trends through identification of recent commercial PV systems that exemplify key technology trends, and create a data analysis pipeline that lays the groundwork for tracking them over their lives. We plan to identify recently built systems with new products and compile all available metadata on the systems, focusing on identifying with a high degree of certainty the specific BOMs used. Working with system owners and industrial partners, we will collect and associate valuable metadata, including accelerated testing, BOM verification and/or audit data, while finally producing a data pipeline to be used for years to come to monitor systems of interest.

Data Sets of Note:

PVEL Module Reliability Scorecard Data - DOI:10.21948/2229021 - These scorecards show summary results of PV module testing performed by PVEL and name specific models of PV modules as "Top Performers" in various tests.