Research activities are organised in order to improve and optimise the services provided by the research infrastructures : quicker material characterisation, faster lifetime prediction, more accurate modelling or performance prediction, etc.

Four issues are adressed: 

  • JRA 1: Quicker lifetime prediction though accelerated ageing tests and improved failure analysis procedures of PV modules
  • JRA 2: Greater accuracy of rated power and energy output prediction of PV modules & systems
  • JRA 3: Improved Material characterisation procedures : silicon material, thin films and TCOs, and organic solar cells
  • JRA 4: Improvement and validation of software infrastructure for material, cell, module and system modelling