Framework for a Comparative Accelerated Testing Standard for PV Modules: Preprint
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.
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- Conference: Presented at the 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 16-20 June 2013, Tampa, Florida
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program
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- United States
- 14 SOLAR ENERGY PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES; ACCELERATED TESTING; SERVICE LIFETIME; WEAR-OUT MECHANISMS; FIELD FAILURES; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics
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