A visit to the IBC SOLAR test facility IV: bifacial test systems

A walk through our test facility allows you to immerse yourself in the history of photovoltaics. Many previous generation modules , some already now a decade and a half old, show how technology has advanced. In our blog series, guest author and product manager René Schüler presents special test objects and reports in our latest contribution together with Manuel Baier about the latest system at our facility. In addition to the previous crystalline poly- and mono- solar modules, so-called bifacial modules have now also been inspected at the open-space test facility. (more…)

Blog series ‘Quality inspection for modules’ part III: 50 days of fluctuating temperatures

The Ironman for photovoltaic modules takes place every day in our own quality control laboratory.  After all: We only offer the very best IBC SOLAR modules! In order to achieve this accolade, the modules must pass a series of endurance tests. In the third article of the series, we go into more detail about the temperature cycle test from our climate chambers.(more…)

Blog series ‘Quality inspection for modules’ part II: In the water bath

The Ironman for photovoltaic panels takes place every day in our own quality control laboratory.  After all: We only offer the very best IBC SOLAR modules! In order to receive this distinction, the panels must pass a series of endurance tests. In the second article in the series, we will present the insulation resistance test under wet conditions. (more…)

Blog series ‘Quality inspection for modules’ part I: Electroluminescence

The Ironman for photovoltaic modules takes place every day in our own quality control laboratory.  After all: We only offer the very best IBC SOLAR modules! In order to receive this distinction, the modules must pass a series of endurance tests. In the first article of the series, we will present the electroluminescence procedure. (more…)

The profile that came in from the cold

Right into the freezer and back. Well – with  an area of 30 square meters the freezer in this case is slightly bigger than the usual household devices. We are referring to a special test that we have performed on our mounting systems. We wanted to know the following: Will temperatures of  minus 20 degrees harm the rails and modules and can major icing cause frost damage? (more…)