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Title: Combined-Accelerated Stress Testing System for Photovoltaic Modules

Abstract

Combining the stress factors of the natural environment into a single test for photovoltaic modules requires fewer modules, fewer parallel tests, and makes it possible to discover potential weaknesses that are not known textbfa priori in new module designs. In this work, we present the necessary textbfhardware and textbfsoftware capabilities for developing, implementing, and performing Combined-Accelerated Stress Testing (C-AST) protocols for photovoltaic modules, using off-the-shelf equipment and accessible software development tools, with the aim of supporting the development of C-AST capabilities by the photovoltaic community.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Aalborg University
  2. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Renewable Power Office. Solar Energy Technologies Office
OSTI Identifier:
1508498
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5K00-72347
Journal ID: ISSN 0160-8371
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2018; Conference: 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC), Waikoloa, HI (United States), 10-15 Jun 2018; Journal ID: ISSN 0160-8371
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; acceleration factor; combined accelerated stress testing; degradation; photovoltaic modules; prediction

Citation Formats

Spataru, Sergiu, Hacke, Peter L, and Owen-Bellini, Michael. Combined-Accelerated Stress Testing System for Photovoltaic Modules. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547335.
Spataru, Sergiu, Hacke, Peter L, & Owen-Bellini, Michael. Combined-Accelerated Stress Testing System for Photovoltaic Modules. United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547335
Spataru, Sergiu, Hacke, Peter L, and Owen-Bellini, Michael. 2018. "Combined-Accelerated Stress Testing System for Photovoltaic Modules". United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547335.
@article{osti_1508498,
title = {Combined-Accelerated Stress Testing System for Photovoltaic Modules},
author = {Spataru, Sergiu and Hacke, Peter L and Owen-Bellini, Michael},
abstractNote = {Combining the stress factors of the natural environment into a single test for photovoltaic modules requires fewer modules, fewer parallel tests, and makes it possible to discover potential weaknesses that are not known textbfa priori in new module designs. In this work, we present the necessary textbfhardware and textbfsoftware capabilities for developing, implementing, and performing Combined-Accelerated Stress Testing (C-AST) protocols for photovoltaic modules, using off-the-shelf equipment and accessible software development tools, with the aim of supporting the development of C-AST capabilities by the photovoltaic community.},
doi = {10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547335},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1508498}, journal = {Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference},
issn = {0160-8371},
number = ,
volume = 2018,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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