Evaluation of Damage, Quality Control and Monitoring of Solar Modules (2013-2017)

PVScan is a collaborative research project of RWTH (PVStatLab, ISW), TÜV Rheinland, ISC Research Center Konstanz, Solar-Fabrik and Sunnyside upP (2013-2015) and Wroclaw University of Technology (2013-2017, Associate Partner).


The aim of PVScan is to determine in step with actual practice which typical faults and damage to photovoltaic modules are actually relevant to the module’s performance or functionality and which are most likely tolerable


Our main contribution at PVStatLab@RWTH will be to develop tailor-made stochastic models for the evaluation of the long-term study of selected installations as well as the development of new monitoring procedures to monitor the performance and quality of photovoltaic systems. The aim is develop problem-specific procedures that can deal with univariate, multivariate as well as highdimensional data by developing a new methodologcal framework for such data based on basic research on sequential and non-sequential procedures for highdimensional data. The framework will be chosen to ensure optimal adaptation and specialization to the photovoltaic problems studied in the PVScan long-term study. 


Our research forms a building block of the research area 'Stochastic Models and Statistical Procedures for Technical Risks' of the Department of Mathematics.


The PVScan research team at RWTH is funded by the grant and supported by the research group at the chair of stochastics at the Institute of Statistics. 


Project Leader (PI): Professor Steland
Researchers (Investigators): M.Sc. Annabel Prause, M.Sc. Evgenii Sovetkin 


Project Title: Tailor-Made Stochastic Models and Statistical Procedures for the Evaluation of Long-Term Quality and Technical Risks of PV Systems.


PCScan is funded by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.