Environmental simulations for robust and reliable wind and solar systemsStandard approved certified testing methods
TechnoLab offers support by providing loads in the environmental simulation as well as an evaluation of the test results.
The timely identification of weaknesses in both the design and the chosen materials ensures that the product will be robust and highly reliable.
As an independent test house and service provider for the various disciplines and application areas of electronic and mechanical assembly units, TechnoLab offers a combination of tests, damage analyses and preventive inspections of technical systems.
Environmental simulation attempts such as the simulation of dust storms or combined tests to discover the concurrent effects of salt and UV rays reproduce solar module operations under extreme conditions. Similarly, simulated vibration tests can be carried out with so-called “windmilling” tests – they are relevant to the qualification process for vendor parts which are used on wind power systems in offshore areas.
The standard-approved testing methods are supplemented by experiments with adapted parameters. The spectrum of these experiments includes demonstrating the resistance of paints to solvents, the abrasion resistance of contacts and the bond strength of adhesive dots.
The analysis contributes to the designation of causes and the derivation of consequences. Typical studies aim to evaluate the long-term stability of circuit boards and solder joints or to search for what causes contact failures.
The image shows a test being carried out on solar modules with a combination of moist heat and ammonia – it is intended to simulate their operation in agricultural facilities.