Non-intrusive cell quantum efficiency measurements of accelerated stress tested photovoltaic modules

Brett Knisely, Joseph Kuitche, Govindasamy Tamizhmani, Aaron Korostyshevsky, Halden Field

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to accurately measure quantum efficiency of a single-junction crystalline silicon cell within a module using a non-intrusive methodology. This novel procedure for measuring the quantum efficiency for a specific location on a cell within a module will be referred to in this paper as cell-module quantum efficiency (C-M-QE). This paper will describe the equipment and conditions necessary to measure C-M-QE and discuss the factors that can influence this measurement. The ability to utilize a non-intrusive test to measure quantum efficiency of a cell within a module is extremely beneficial for reliability testing. Detailed methodologies for this innovative test procedure are not widely available in industry because equipment and measurement techniques have not been explored extensively. Results and conclusions provide the overall accuracy of the measurements and discuss the parameters affecting these measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1870-1874
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479943982
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2014
Event40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014

Other

Other40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/8/146/13/14

Keywords

  • quantum efficiency
  • reliability
  • single-junction crystalline silicon cells
  • spectral responsivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Knisely, B., Kuitche, J., Tamizhmani, G., Korostyshevsky, A., & Field, H. (2014). Non-intrusive cell quantum efficiency measurements of accelerated stress tested photovoltaic modules. In 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 (pp. 1870-1874). [6925289] (2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925289