Research of the behavior of solar module frame installed by solar clamping system by finite element method

Li Chung Su, Chia Yu Chen, Tzu Yuan Lai, Sheng-Jye Hwang

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Abstract

Mechanical design of the thin-film solar framed module and mounting system is important to enhance module reliability and to increase areas of applications. The stress induced by different mounting positions played a main role controlling the stability of the whole mechanical structure. From the finite element method, under the pressure from the back of module, the stress at Lc (center point of the Long frame) increased and the stresses at Center, Corner and Sc (center point of the Short frame) decreased while the mounting position was away from the center of the module. In addition, not only the stress of the glass but also the stress of the frame decreased. Accordingly it was safer to mount in the position away from the center of the module. The emphasis of designing frame system of the module was on the upper support of the Short frame. Strength of the overall structure and design of the corner were also important due to the complexity of the stress in the Long frame.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-399
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume79
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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