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Environmental testing of flat plate solar cell modulesCommercially available flat-plate solar cell modules have been subjected to a variety of environmental tests designed to simulate service conditions. Among the tests are those simulating heat and rain, wind-driven rains, humidity and freezing, humidity and heat, humidity with a voltage bias, salt fog, hail impact, and fungus infestation. Tests for optical surface soiling and the combined effects of temperature, humidity and UV irradiation are under development. A correlation has been demonstrated between degradation caused by the qualification tests and such observed field effects as power loss.
Document ID
19790051026
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Griffith, J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Dumas, L. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hoffman, A. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
Seminar on Testing Solar Energy Materials and Systems(Gaithersburg, MD)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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