A framework for a comparative accelerated testing standard for PV modules

Sarah Kurtz, John Wohlgemuth, Masaaki Yamamichi, Tony Sample, David Miller, David Meakin, Christos Monokroussos, Mani Tamizhmani, Michael Kempe, Dirk Jordan, Nick Bosco, Peter Hacke, Veronica Bermudez, Michio Kondo

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10 Scopus citations

Abstract

As the photovoltaic industry has grown, the interest in comparative accelerated testing has also grown. Private test labs offer testing services that apply greater stress than the standard qualification tests as tools for differentiating products and for gaining increased confidence in long-term PV investments. While the value of a single international standard for comparative accelerated testing is widely acknowledged, the development of a consensus is difficult. This paper strives to identify a technical basis for a comparative standard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages132-138
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 21 2013

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period6/16/136/21/13

Keywords

  • Accelerated testing
  • Field failures
  • Photovoltaic modules
  • Service lifetime
  • Wear-out mechanisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kurtz, S., Wohlgemuth, J., Yamamichi, M., Sample, T., Miller, D., Meakin, D., Monokroussos, C., Tamizhmani, M., Kempe, M., Jordan, D., Bosco, N., Hacke, P., Bermudez, V., & Kondo, M. (2013). A framework for a comparative accelerated testing standard for PV modules. In 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 (pp. 132-138). [6744114] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744114