As a part of our method portfolio, the finite-element method is applied to photovoltaics, especially in the field of structural mechanics in order to determine deformations and stresses in module components exposed to mechanical loads (wind, snow). Other fields of application are thermodynamics (calculation of temperature distribution and heat transport), the simulation of wind flow (pressure distribution, calculation of heat transition) as well as the electric simulation (currents and electric fields). The various physical tasks can also be studied in various combinations.
The results of finite-element simulation are applied to reliability and fatigue strength assessments of module components. Furthermore, they can be applied to optimize processing steps of production processes, such as soldering or lamination. The results ultimately produce a variety of interpretations, for example, for robustness evaluations or the definition of quality criteria.