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Title: PV Cell and Module Calibrations at NREL

Abstract

NREL has equipment to measure any conceivable cell or module technology. The lack of standards for low concentration modules complicates matters. Spectrally adjustable simulators are critical for more than three junctions. NREL's 10-channel fiber optic simulator has shown that the light can be set for each junction within 1% of what it would be under the reference spectrum for up to a five-junction cell. Uncertainty in module simulators dominated by spatial nonuniformity for calibration labs. Manufacturers can mitigate this error by using matched reference modules instead of cells.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1225334
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5J00-65072
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: PV Asia Pacific Expo;Singapore;10/22/2012 - 10/24/2012
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; Module; Calibration; Pv; Photovoltaic

Citation Formats

Emery, Keith. PV Cell and Module Calibrations at NREL. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Emery, Keith. PV Cell and Module Calibrations at NREL. United States.
Emery, Keith. Mon . "PV Cell and Module Calibrations at NREL". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1225334.
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