PV-IDent provides excellent features for the traceability of your photovoltaic (PV) products.
A unique data set is stored for each of your products, containing:
- Customer ID / date of inspection
- product conditions before shipment
- shape of gridfingers, busbars, cells, panels
- native silicon defects
- production related defects
PV-IDent is a powerful tool for product life time monitoring and warranty control:
- monitoring of degradation
- detection of transport damage
- panel mounting damage
- vandalism damage
- product plagiarism
What precisely is PV-IDent?
PV-IDent is traceability of your PV-products without the need of visual marking methods. Unique characteristics not shown in visual light are extracted from electroluminescent (EL)-images. These are saved as a data vector compressed to a few bytes instead of 120 Gbytes, if you would be storing all high resolution EL images.
PV-IDent is more than just a serial number, PV-IDent is an EL-image fingerprint of our modules. Product condition is monitored prior to shipment, warranty claims can be rejected if they are related to transport damage. Crystal struc-ture, impurities, cell defects and low efficient areas are stored by PV-IDent providing a data base for your quality control.
PV-IDent is a trademark from pi4_robotics GmbH, the technology is a registered patent.