Mechanical Models for 50-Year Lifetime PV Modules

DuraMAT 2.0 Project

Multi-Scale, Multi-Physics Model

Category: Mechanics and Cracking

Recipient NREL (PI: Bosco, Nick)

Subs None

Status Awarded

Abstract This program will integrate an existing numerical method into a user-friendly Application (App) which will report the probability of silicon PV module cell fracture for any combination of module architecture, materials, and loading. The created App will not require finite element modeling software nor expertise.