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Project STOP (Spectral Thermal Optimization Program)The spectral thermal optimization of solar cell configurations for various solar panel applications is considered. The method of optimization depends upon varying the solar cell configuration's optical characteristics to minimize panel temperatures, maximize power output and decrease the power delta from beginning of life to end of life. Four areas of primary investigation are: (1) testing and evaluation of ultraviolet resistant coverslide adhesives, primarily FEP as an adhesive; (2) examination of solar cell absolute spectral response and corresponding cell manufacturing processes that affect it; (3) experimental work with solar cell manufacturing processes that vary cell reflectance (solar absorptance); and (4) experimental and theoretical studies with various coverslide filter designs, mainly a red rejection filter. The Hughes' solar array prediction program has been modified to aid in evaluating the effect of each of the above four areas on the output of a solar panel in orbit.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Goldhammer, L. J. (Hughes Aircraft Co. Culver City, CA, United States)
Opjorden, R. W. (Hughes Aircraft Co. Culver City, CA, United States)
Goodelle, G. S. (Hughes Aircraft Co. Culver City, CA, United States)
Powe, J. S. (Hughes Aircraft Co. Culver City, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Res. Center Solar Cell High Efficiency and Radiation Damage
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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