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Hot spots in crystalline silicon solar panels represent an additional stress for the materials used in module construction. The selection of materials with higher thermal stability can help reduce the risk of performance and safety issues associated with hot spots.
With rooftop solar installations expected to reach close to 50% within the next five years, DuPont, Solar Power Portal and PV Tech recently completed a survey of 70 engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms, project developers, and installers in the UK, to better understand the industry’s concerns regarding rooftop solar installations.