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Qualification testing of flat-plate photovoltaic modulesThe placement of photovoltaic modules in various applications, in climates and locations throughout the world, results in different degrees and combinations of environmental and electrical stress. Early detection of module reliability deficiencies via laboratory testing is necessary for achieving long, satisfactory field service. This overview paper describes qualification testing techniques being used in the US Department of Energy's flat-plate terrestrial photovoltaic development program in terms of their significance, rationale for specified levels and durations, and test results.
Document ID
19820061255
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Hoffman, A. R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Griffith, J. S. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Ross, R. G., Jr. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Reliability
Volume: R-31
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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