Contract type: Fixed term
Starting date: January 2021
Duration: 6 months
Working Place: Palaiseau
Education: Master 2
Salary: EDF salary grid
Become an actor of the Energy Transition by joining a team driven by innovation and impact to address today’s most decisive challenges.
IPVF – Institut Photovoltaïque d’Île-de-France, is a global Research, Innovation and Education center, which mission is to accelerate energy transition through science & technology.
Gathering industrial PV leaders (EDF, Total, Air Liquide, Horiba and Riber) and world-renowned academic research teams (CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique), multi-disciplinary and international IPVF teams conduct research for clean energy technologies.
Supported by the French State, IPVF is labelled Institute for Energy Transition (ITE).
IPVF at a glance:
To bridge the gap between education and the world of work, EDF welcomes more than 1 500 interns every year studying for qualifications that range from a post high school certificates to master’s degrees. In the context of its research activities in photovoltaic (PV), the R&D department of EDF contributes to IPVF.
The development of PV is a rapidly expanding sector in France as everywhere. From now on the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of utility scale solar PV has fallen to 60€/MWh in France in 2019. To further reduce the cost of the PV panels, the reliability of photovoltaic modules becomes a critical factor. PV panels gets a 20 to 25 lifespan and they may live up to 30 years. For that purpose, we suggest to explore aging of photovoltaic modules.
The main goal of the internship will be to understand the mechanisms that degrade the performances of the PV modules. In particular, the studies will focus on the physico-chemical properties of the materials within the PV modules.
The intern will aim to:
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