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Title: Photovoltaic system testing techniques and results

For the past three years, the New Mexico Solar Energy Institute (NMSEI) has been testing and collecting data on eight intermediate size flat-plate PV systems. These data now provide a valuable data base for determining component reliability and system degradation trends. This paper discusses: the specific test techniques used by NMSEI and the reliability of photovoltaic modules revealed by this testing.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (New Mexico Solar Energy Institute, Box 3 SOL, Las Cruces, NM (US))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6496668
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Trans. Power Electronics; (United States); Journal Volume: 3:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; FLAT PLATE COLLECTORS; RELIABILITY; SIZE; NEW MEXICO; SOLAR ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; PERFORMANCE TESTING; EQUIPMENT; FEDERAL REGION VI; MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NORTH AMERICA; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; TESTING; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; USA 141000* -- Solar Collectors & Concentrators