Next course offering: NABCEP 2020 CE CONFERENCE, July 6-9 2020, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Louis.  Both of below courses offered together.

Electroluminescence Defect Testing of Solar Panels

In this course you will learn

  • The background theory behind electroluminescence (EL) in solar cells
  • The reasons solar cells can form cracks
  • How to handle solar panels to avoid cell cracking
  • How to use an EL camera testing kit through hands-on testing 
  • How to enhance EL images
  • How to interpret EL images to identify a variety of defects including closed cracks, open cracks, Potential Induced Degradation (PID), relatively harmless marks from wafer and cell processing, and shunting in thin film panels
  • How to grade solar panels based on the number and type of cracks seen in an EL image

 

Ultraviolet Fluorescence Defect Testing of Solar Panels

In this course you will learn

  • The background theory behind Ultraviolet Fluorescence (UVF) in aged solar panels
  • The reasons solar cells can form cracks
  • How to handle solar panels to avoid cell cracking
  • How to use an UVF testing kit through hands-on testing 
  • How to enhance UVF images
  • How to interpret UVF images, including ways to determine how long ago solar cell cracks formed
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