Calibration and Rating of Photovoltaics: Preprint

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Rating the performance of photovoltaic (PV) modules is critical to determining the cost per watt, and efficiency is useful to assess the relative progress among PV concepts. Procedures for determining the efficiency for PV technologies from 1-sun to low concentration to high concentration are discussed. We also discuss the state of the art in primary and secondary calibration of PV referencecells used by calibration laboratories around the world. Finally, we consider challenges to rating PV technologies and areas for improvement.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Austin, Texas
Duration: 3 Jun 20128 Jun 2012


Conference2012 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
CityAustin, Texas

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5200-53969


  • calibrations
  • peak watt
  • rating
  • reference cells
  • Si wafers


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