Photovoltaic Module Certification and Laboratory Accreditation Criteria Development

Carl R. Osterwald, Robert Hammond, Gene Zerlaut, Robert D'Aiello

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of a model product certification and test laboratory accreditation program for photovoltaic (PV) modules that was recently developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Arizona State University. The specific objective of this project was to produce a document that details the equipment, facilities, quality assurance procedures, and technical expertise an accredited laboratory needs for performance and qualification testing of PV modules, along with the specific tests needed for a module design to be certified. Development of the document was done in conjunction with a criteria development committee consisting of representatives from 30 U.S. PV manufacturers, end users, standards and codes organizations, and testing laboratories. The intent is to lay the groundwork for a future U.S. PV certification and accreditation program that will be beneficial to the PV industry as a whole.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages885-888
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 24th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Waikoloa, HI, USA
Duration: 5 Dec 19949 Dec 1994

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 24th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Part 2 (of 2)
CityWaikoloa, HI, USA
Period5/12/949/12/94

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-412-7405

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