Performance test of amorphous silicon modules in different climates: Higher minimum operating temperatures lead to higher performance levels

R. Rüther, G. Tamizh-Mani, J. Del Cueto, J. Adelstein, A. A. Montenegro, B. Von Roedern

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    Abstract

    To assess the performance of thin-film amorphous silicon (a-Si) devices operating in different climatic conditions, three identical sets of commercially available a-Si PV modules from five different manufacturers were simultaneously deployed outdoors in three sites with distinct climates (Arizona-USA, Colorado-USA and Florianopolis-Brazil) in a round robin exposure experiment. The four-year experiment aims to determine the light-induced degradation and stabilization characteristics of a-Si regarding specific history of exposure, and to monitor and compare degradation rates in different climates. We present results from the first year of measurements, showing that modules deployed at the site with the highest minimum operating temperature experienced the highest stabilized output level.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
    EditorsK. Kurokawa, L.L. Kazmerski, B. McNeils, M. Yamaguchi, C. Wronski
    Pages2011-2014
    Number of pages4
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
    EventProceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion - Osaka, Japan
    Duration: May 11 2003May 18 2003

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
    VolumeB

    Other

    OtherProceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
    CountryJapan
    CityOsaka
    Period5/11/035/18/03

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Rüther, R., Tamizh-Mani, G., Del Cueto, J., Adelstein, J., Montenegro, A. A., & Von Roedern, B. (2003). Performance test of amorphous silicon modules in different climates: Higher minimum operating temperatures lead to higher performance levels. In K. Kurokawa, L. L. Kazmerski, B. McNeils, M. Yamaguchi, & C. Wronski (Eds.), Proceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (pp. 2011-2014). (Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion; Vol. B).