Development of a Visual Inspection Checklist for Evaluation of Fielded PV Module Condition (Presentation)

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    Abstract

    A visual inspection checklist for the evaluation of fielded photovoltaic (PV) modules has been developed to facilitate collection of data describing the field performance of PV modules. The proposed inspection checklist consists of 14 sections, each documenting the appearance or properties of a part of the module. This tool has been evaluated through the inspection of over 60 PV modules producedby more than 20 manufacturers and fielded at two different sites for varying periods of time. Aggregated data from a single data collection tool such as this checklist has the potential to enable longitudinal studies of module condition over time, technology evolution, and field location for the enhancement of module reliability models.
    Original languageAmerican English
    StatePublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NamePresented at the PV Module Reliability Workshop, 28 February - 2 March 2012, Golden, Colorado

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/PO-5200-54568

    Keywords

    • field data
    • modules
    • photovoltaics

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