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Title: Flexible thermal cycle test equipment for concentrator solar cells

Abstract

A system and method for performing thermal stress testing of photovoltaic solar cells is presented. The system and method allows rapid testing of photovoltaic solar cells under controllable thermal conditions. The system and method presents a means of rapidly applying thermal stresses to one or more photovoltaic solar cells in a consistent and repeatable manner.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Glendale, CA
  2. Palmdale, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1055671
Patent Number(s):
8201994
Application Number:
12/258,321
Assignee:
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02S - GENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Hebert, Peter H, and Brandt, Randolph J. Flexible thermal cycle test equipment for concentrator solar cells. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Hebert, Peter H, & Brandt, Randolph J. Flexible thermal cycle test equipment for concentrator solar cells. United States.
Hebert, Peter H, and Brandt, Randolph J. Tue . "Flexible thermal cycle test equipment for concentrator solar cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1055671.
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title = {Flexible thermal cycle test equipment for concentrator solar cells},
author = {Hebert, Peter H and Brandt, Randolph J},
abstractNote = {A system and method for performing thermal stress testing of photovoltaic solar cells is presented. The system and method allows rapid testing of photovoltaic solar cells under controllable thermal conditions. The system and method presents a means of rapidly applying thermal stresses to one or more photovoltaic solar cells in a consistent and repeatable manner.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
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