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Title: Chapter 3: Photovoltaic Module Stability and Reliability

Abstract

Profits realized from investment in photovoltaic will benefit from decades of reliable operation. Service life prediction through accelerated tests is only possible if indoor tests duplicate power loss and failure modes observed in fielded systems. Therefore, detailing and quantifying power loss and failure modes is imperative. In the first section, we examine recent trends in degradation rates, the gradual power loss observed for different technologies, climates and other significant factors. In the second section, we provide a summary of the most commonly observed failure modes in fielded systems.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1344444
Report Number(s):
NREL/CH-5J00-65474
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; reliability; durability; degradation rates; failures; field test; aging

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Jordan, Dirk, and Kurtz, Sarah. Chapter 3: Photovoltaic Module Stability and Reliability. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Jordan, Dirk, & Kurtz, Sarah. Chapter 3: Photovoltaic Module Stability and Reliability. United States.
Jordan, Dirk, and Kurtz, Sarah. Sun . "Chapter 3: Photovoltaic Module Stability and Reliability". United States. doi:.
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