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Title: Block V solar cell module: design and test specification for intermediate-load applications, 1981

Abstract

The requirements for the design and test of terrestrial solar cell modules for one phase of DOE's Low-Cost Solar Array Project are presented. Intermediate-load modules designed to meet this specification will generally have the following design features and characteristics: (1) nominal operating voltage (V/sub no/) between 5 Vdc and 20 Vdc; (2) ability to be series-connected to worst-case open-circuit voltages of 1000 Vdc; (3) dimensions not exceeding 1.22 m x 2.44 m (4 ft x 8 ft); (4) flat-plate configuration (non-concentrating); and (5) output power referenced to nominal operating conditions and V/sub no/. In addition to module design and performance requirements, a series of characterization and qualification tests are also specified.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6617543
Report Number(s):
DOE/CS/31037-T1
DOE Contract Number:  
AI01-76CS31037
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR CELLS; DESIGN; SPECIFICATIONS; TESTING; AMBIENT TEMPERATURE; CORRECTIONS; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; FREEZING; HUMIDITY; PERFORMANCE; PERFORMANCE TESTING; POWER RANGE 10-100 KW; POWER RANGE 100-1000 KW; QUALITY CONTROL; RELIABILITY; SAFETY; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; THERMAL CYCLING; WIND; CONTROL; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; EQUIPMENT; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; 140600* - Solar Energy- Photovoltaic Power Systems; 140501 - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion

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. Block V solar cell module: design and test specification for intermediate-load applications, 1981. United States: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.2172/6617543.
. Block V solar cell module: design and test specification for intermediate-load applications, 1981. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6617543
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abstractNote = {The requirements for the design and test of terrestrial solar cell modules for one phase of DOE's Low-Cost Solar Array Project are presented. Intermediate-load modules designed to meet this specification will generally have the following design features and characteristics: (1) nominal operating voltage (V/sub no/) between 5 Vdc and 20 Vdc; (2) ability to be series-connected to worst-case open-circuit voltages of 1000 Vdc; (3) dimensions not exceeding 1.22 m x 2.44 m (4 ft x 8 ft); (4) flat-plate configuration (non-concentrating); and (5) output power referenced to nominal operating conditions and V/sub no/. In addition to module design and performance requirements, a series of characterization and qualification tests are also specified.},
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