Researchers solve solar panel degradation with nightime heating: Page 2 of 2

June 10, 2019 //By Nick Flaherty
Solar panel degradation tackled with with nightime heating
Researchers in the UK have found the cause of a significant drop in efficiency that happens when solar panels start up.
be generated for a given level of sunlight. We’ve proved the defect exists, it’s now an engineering fix that is needed,” said Dr Iain Crowe. 

The effect was reversible, the lifetime increased again when the material was heated in the dark, a process commonly used to remove the charge traps.

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