Author: University of Salford Press Office. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
Dec 3, 2014 - The US Department of Energy (DOE) will extend over USD 9 million (EUR 7.3m) in financing for research and development (R&D) projects aiming to improve the reliability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies.
In a press release on Tuesday, the DOE explained that the goal of the eligible projects will be to provide access to enhanced predictive models, relevant accelerated testing techniques and more reliable solar modules that will lift investment in PV plants. The project will also monitor the performance of PV modules and develop accelerated tests to provide a better understanding of how solar modules’ performance changes over time.
By using physics and chemistry and advanced data analysis, the projects will examine why solar modules fail and will also develop improved testing techniques or tools that assess module reliability and bolster data models for more predictable performance.
The DOE will accept concept papers until July 1, 2015, while the deadline for submitting full applications is December 3, 2015.
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