Extensive tests map long-term effect of PID

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Scientists in Germany have developed a “heavy duty” test to provide insight into the long term effects of Potential Induced Degradation in PV modules. The tests go well beyond those established by IEC standards and seek to guide manufacturers and investors on the best choice of materials – encapsulants in particular – when it comes […]

How to detect PID on your PV plant?

Drone inspectieCharacteristic for PV plants is that they will underperform as a result of Potential Induced Degradation or PID. This phenomenon occurs on all types of PV plants, often without the owner of the installation being aware of it. PID implies that solar modules are subjected to accelerated efficiency losses and therefore don't achieve the expected [...]

Defective inverter with transfo? Transformerless inverter with PIDbox is THE solution

Aftopping SMA

Independent research of Solar Tester shows that more than two thirds of solar modules of 10 years or younger is suffering from efficiency losses greater than 20% due to Potential Induced Degradation or PID. PID occurs on all photovoltaic panels, often without the owner of the installation being aware of it, and implies accelerated efficiency […]

Why the integration of a PIDbox extends the lifetime of your PV system

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The PIDbox of iLumen increases the efficiency of your PV plant. In addition, this patented device also extends the life of your installation. Independent research by Thomas More College, KU Leuven Association, shows that the PIDbox increases the efficiency of your PV plant by 7.5% on average. Characteristic for PV installations is that they will […]