Mechanical Load Testing

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Mechanical Load Testing for Modern Module Designs

  • Newer modules may have thinner glass and frames.

  • Certification MLT testing may be done using clamping methods not indicative of field deployment.

  • Modules destined for single axis tracker deployment need to be carefully tested using clamps representative of that deployment.

  • Modules that depend more on glass strength have a higher MLT outcome variance.

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Mechanical Durability Testing

  • CFV specializes in sophisticated mechanical load testing protocols.

  • The protocols test for catasrophic module damage under wind and snow loads and also for module susceptibilty to cell cracking.

  • Newer modules with thinner frames, end clamped modules and center clamped modules on single-axis-trackers need to be carefully evaluated.