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Title: PV Module Reliability R&D Project Overview

Abstract

The DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program includes a sub-key activity entitled ''Photovoltaic Module Reliability R&D''. This activity has been in existence for several years to help ensure that the PV technologies that advance to the commercial module stage have acceptable service lifetimes and annual performance degradation rates. The long-term (2020) goal, as stated in the Solar Program Multi-Year Technical Plan [1], is to assist industry with the development of PV systems that have 30-year service lifetimes and 1% annual performance degradation rates. The corresponding module service lifetimes and annual performance degradation rate would have to be 30 years lifetime and approximately 0.5% (or less, depending on the type of PV system) annual performance degradation. Reaching this goal is critical to achieving the PV technology Levelized Energy Cost Targets, as listed and described in the Solar Program Multi-Year Technical Plan. This paper is an overview of the Module Reliability R&D sub-key activity. More details and the major results and accomplishments are covered in the papers presented in the PV Module Reliability Session of the DOE Solar Energy Technology Review Meeting, October 25-28, 2004, in Denver, Colorado.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
860685
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-520-37031
TRN: US200524%%236
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Presented at the 2004 DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program Review Meeting, 25-28 October 2004, Denver, Colorado. Also included in the proceedings available on CD-ROM (DOE/GO-102005-2067; NREL/CD-520-37140)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING; COLORADO; ENERGY ACCOUNTING; LIFETIME; PERFORMANCE; RELIABILITY; SOLAR ENERGY; TARGETS; PV; MODULE RELIABILITY; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; SERVICE LIFETIME; PERFORMANCE DEGRADATION RATE; INDUSTRY; SYSTEMS DRIVEN APPROACH; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics

Citation Formats

Hulstrom, R L. PV Module Reliability R&D Project Overview. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Hulstrom, R L. PV Module Reliability R&D Project Overview. United States.
Hulstrom, R L. Sat . "PV Module Reliability R&D Project Overview". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/860685.
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