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Record 18 of 14463
Environmental testing of flat plate solar cell modules
Author and Affiliation:
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)
Abstract: Commercially 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.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1978
Document ID:
19790051026
(Acquired Dec 01, 1995)
Accession Number: 79A35039
Subject Category: ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Publication Information: (SEE A79-35038 14-44)
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: Seminar on Testing Solar Energy Materials and Systems; May 22-24, 1978; Gaithersburg, MD
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS; FLAT PLATES; SOLAR CELLS; CYCLIC LOADS; DYNAMIC LOADS; ENERGY TECHNOLOGY; PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION; SOLAR ARRAYS; TABLES (DATA)
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Seminar on Testing Solar Energy Materials and Systems, Gaithersburg, Md., May 22-24, 1978, Proceedings. (A79-35038 14-44) Mt. Prospect, Ill., Institute of Environmental Sciences, 1978, p. 1-11.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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