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Title: Moving to a Higher Level for PV Reliability through Comprehensive Standards Based on Solid Science (Presentation)

PV reliability is a challenging topic because of the desired long life of PV modules, the diversity of use environments and the pressure on companies to rapidly reduce their costs. This presentation describes the challenges, examples of failure mechanisms that we know or don't know how to test for, and how a scientific approach is being used to establish international standards.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1165251
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5J00-63303
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 6th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 23-27 November, Kyoto, Japan; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY PV RELIABILITY; PV MODULES; USE ENVIRONMENTS; FAILURE MECHANISMS; INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS; COST REDUCTION