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Accelerated stress testing of terrestrial solar cellsA program to investigate the reliability characteristics of unencapsulated low-cost terrestrial solar cells using accelerated stress testing is described. Reliability (or parametric degradation) factors appropriate to the cell technologies and use conditions were studied and a series of accelerated stress tests was synthesized. An electrical measurement procedure and a data analysis and management system was derived, and stress test fixturing and material flow procedures were set up after consideration was given to the number of cells to be stress tested and measured and the nature of the information to be obtained from the process. Selected results and conclusions are presented.
Document ID
19790066016
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Prince, J. L. (Clemson Univ. SC, United States)
Lathrop, J. W. (Clemson University Clemson, S.C., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
SOUTHEASTCON ''79; Region 3 Conference and Exhibit(Roanoke, VA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: JPL-954929
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other