Evaluating the Durability of Balance of Systems Components Using C-AST

Research output: NRELPresentation


The testing of branch- and cable-connectors, and fuses in C-AST is introduced. A significant effect was observed when mechanical actuation was introduced to the benchtop prototype testing. Therefore, this presentation emphasizes the mechanical test fixture, data acquisition system, failure analysis of the components used in specimen assemblies, and the validation of the results relative to field failed samples.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NamePresented at the DuraMAT Webinar, 8 November 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5K00-81456


  • components
  • durability
  • photovoltaic


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