Abdulkerim Gok

Gebze Technical University

Dr. Abdulkerim Gok is a research associate in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at Gebze Technical University, Turkey. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Anadolu University, Turkey in 2007. He received his M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, USA, in 2011 and his PhD. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, in 2016. His work focuses on developing predictive and mechanistic degradation pathway models of polymeric materials used in photovoltaic module materials under accelerated and real-world weathering exposures. His research interests include lifetime and degradation science of PV module and module materials, reproducible statistical methods, the effect of environmental stressors on PV module performance.

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Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy is expected to be the world's largest source of electricity in the future. To enhance the long-term reliability of PV modules, a thorough understanding of failure mechanisms is of vital importance. In addition, it is important to address the potential downsides to this technology. These include the hazardous chemicals needed for manufacturing solar cells, especially for thin-film technologies, and the large number of PV modules disposed of at the end of their lifecycles. This book discusses the reliability and environmental aspects of PV modules.

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