Forward-Biased Thermal Cycling: A New Module Qualification Test

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    Following a proposal by BP Solarex to modify the standard module qualification sequence, we performed a forward-biased themal cycling on three types of commercial modules to evaluate the procedure. The total number of thermal cycles was doubled to 400 and maximum power measurements were made every 50 cycles.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages2
    StatePublished - 2000
    EventProgram and NCPV Program Review Meeting 2000 - Denver, Colorado
    Duration: 16 Apr 200019 Apr 2000


    ConferenceProgram and NCPV Program Review Meeting 2000
    CityDenver, Colorado

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-520-28150


    • amorphous Si
    • applications
    • cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic solar cells modules
    • components
    • concentrators
    • copper indium diselenide (CIS)
    • crystalline silicon (x-Si) (c-Si)
    • manufacturing
    • markets
    • NCPV
    • photovoltaics (PV)
    • research and development (R&D)
    • systems
    • systems integration
    • thin films


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