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Title: Luminescence imaging systems and methods for evaluating photovoltaic devices

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to optical methods and systems for detecting defects in photovoltaic (PV) devices such as PV cells, PV panels, PV modules, and PV arrays.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1354783
Patent Number(s):
9,641,125
Application Number:
15/002,628
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC NREL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08G028308
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Jan 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Johnston, Steven. Luminescence imaging systems and methods for evaluating photovoltaic devices. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Johnston, Steven. Luminescence imaging systems and methods for evaluating photovoltaic devices. United States.
Johnston, Steven. Tue . "Luminescence imaging systems and methods for evaluating photovoltaic devices". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1354783.
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