High-Flux Stress Testing of Encapsulants for Medium-Concentration CPV Applications

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This study involved developing methods to expose transparent encapsulant materials to high (40 to 45 UV suns) optical fluxes of UV radiation to enable rapid evaluation of materials.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2009

Bibliographical note

A similar version was presented at the 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 7-12 June 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-520-46648


  • concentrating photovoltaics (CPV)
  • high-flux stress testing
  • hydrocarbon-based encapsulants
  • low cost
  • medium concentration
  • PV
  • quantum efficiency (QE)
  • solar spectrum
  • ultraviolet radiation


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