Determining Outdoor CPV Cell Temperature (Presentation): NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Research output: NRELPresentation


An accurate method is needed for determining cell temperature when measuring CPV modules outdoors. It has been suggested that cell temperature can be calculated though a procedure that shutters sunlight to the cells while measuring the transients in open-circuit voltage (Voc) and heat sink temperature. This presentation documents application of this shutter procedure to multiple CPV modules atNREL. The challenges and limitations are presented along with an alternate approach to measuring CPV cell operating temperature.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NamePresented at the CPV-7 Conference, 4-6 April 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5200-51369


  • cells
  • CPV
  • IEC
  • power
  • ratings
  • temperature


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