New features and models which are implemented in SmartCalc.CTM will be presented at the EUPVSEC in Amsterdam. For more information visit the talks by Max Mittag on “Analysis of Backsheet and Rear Cover Reflection Gains for Bifacial Solar Cells” (1AO.2.3), “Electrical and Thermal Modeling of Junction Boxes” (5DO.5.5) and on “TPedge: Progress on Cost-Efficient and Durable Edge-Sealed PV Modules” (1CO.1.4).
Modules with shingled solar cells can now be analyzed with SmartCalc.CTM and paralell string interconnection is now available. The interconnection of solar cells by shingling increases the active cell area in photovoltaic modules. Cell-to module (CTM) gains and losses for this design change significantly compared to standard modules. At the IEEE PVSEC in Washington models were presented to calculate these gains and losses for shingled cells. These models are now also implemented in SmartCalc.