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Testing flat plate photovoltaic modules for terrestrial environmentNew qualification tests have been developed for flat plate photovoltaic modules. Temperature cycling, cyclic pressure load, and humidity exposure are especially useful for detecting design and fabrication deficiencies. There is positive correlation between many of the observed field effects, such as power loss, and qualification test induced degradation. The status of research efforts for the development of test methodology for field-related problems is reviewed.
Document ID
19800062618
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Hoffman, A. R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Arnett, J. C. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Ross, R. G., Jr. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference(Berlin)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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