LID Scope: Light Induced Degradation of solar cells under control!

Light Induced Degradation LID of solar cellsThe performance of c-Si solar cells drops significantly when exposed to light. After a short time of employment in the field, the efficiency of the solar cells degrades by up to 10% until a stable level of performance is reached. This effect is called Light Induced Degradation (LID) and has been known for about 30 years. Now we have an ultimate answer to meet this challenge!

The LID Scope solution!

In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, LayTec has developed LID Scope - the world's first commercially available tool to monitor the effect of Light Induced Degradation (LID) already on the solar cells level.###NOHIDE###
Find here a standard quote for our fast-track ordering process.
Please note: LayTec will start production on Sep 1st 2016, purchase orders before that date will enter our pre-order list, which is processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

How does it work?

LID Scope is a table-top system that uses electrical current and controlled heating to achieve an automated and repeatable degradation and to predict the efficiency loss in the field.

 

Save time and money!

The focus of LID Scope is routine tracking and easy handling for operators to degrade a cell with minimal actions. Quantifying LID has a direct impact on the €/W of the cells in the discussion between cell producer and cell buyer. ###NOHIDE###

 

Take the LID effect under control!

LID Scope delivers highly reproducible results and a permanent monitoring of VOC changes by integrated metrology. These features make the tool an inevitable part of quality control and production optimization in PV industry. The manufacturer can choose between the Quick Test for fast production control or the Real-life Test to simulate exposure close to in the field conditions. You can find more measurement examples in our LID Scope flyer.###NOHIDE###

 

At SNEC PV Power Expo in China (2016), LID Scope was awarded as one of the "SNEC Top 10 Highlights" for its economic benefits: LID tests already in the lab on the solar cell level, automated and repeatable degradation, easy handling, routine tracking for fast production control and others.

 

With LID Scope, LayTec extends its line of unique and innovative measurement systems of critical parameters in PV production and testing. Like with its X Link EVA Tester, LayTec targets with LID Scope quality and value sensitive properties of the solar cell production process.

Find here a standard LID Scope quote for our fast-track ordering process.

Please note: LayTec will start production on Sep 1st 2016, purchase orders before that date will enter our pre-order list, which is processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Product information

Field of application

Solar module production and development

Product features

  • Single cell table-top system
  • Free carrier generation by electrical current equivalent to light exposure
  • Up to 10A ~ 1,0 sun
  • Pass/Fail Test (150°C / 10 A)
  • Quick test (150°C / 10 A)
  • Real-life test (80°C / 10 A)
  • Voc measurement while degradation
  • Extrapolation to field conditions
  • Web interface for configuration and graphical data
  • Data access by USB and network drive

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