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Title: Framework for a Comparative Accelerated Testing Standard for PV Modules: Preprint

As the photovoltaic industry has grown, the interest in comparative accelerated testing has also grown. Private test labs offer testing services that apply greater stress than the standard qualification tests as tools for differentiating products and for gaining increased confidence in long-term PV investments. While the value of a single international standard for comparative accelerated testing is widely acknowledged, the development of a consensus is difficult. This paper strives to identify a technical basis for a comparative standard.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1090158
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5200-57838
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 16-20 June 2013, Tampa, Florida
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES; ACCELERATED TESTING; SERVICE LIFETIME; WEAR-OUT MECHANISMS; FIELD FAILURES; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics