NEW: CFV is pleased to be working with Duramat and Sandia Labs on an upcoming lab call project: "Moving Beyond Pass vs. Fail: Analyzing Hail Impacts on PV Modules Using Computational Simulation." We will be correlating hail testing in various controlled laboratory scenarios with sophisticated computer models. Stay tuned!
CFV Labs Hail Testing
CFV Labs has the capability to test PV modules for hail damage susceptibility with ice balls ranging from 25mm-85mm.
IEC 61215 MQT 17 is a sound test for exploring catastrophic hail damage to modules involving glass breakage.
Other test methods are required to examine module susceptibility to cell cracking caused by hail.
- New standards development activity for hail is ongoing in the IEC and CFV is participating.