Progress Toward a Stabilization and Preconditioning Protocol for Polycrystalline Thin-Film Photovoltaic Modules

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Abstract

Cadmium telluride (CdTe) and copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules can exhibit substantial variation in measured performance depending on prior exposure history. This study examines the metastable performance changes in these PV modules with the goal of establishing standard preconditioning or stabilization exposure procedures to mitigate measured variationsprior to current-voltage (IV) measurements.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2010
Event35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC '10) - Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 20 Jun 201025 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC '10)
CityHonolulu, Hawaii
Period20/06/1025/06/10

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-47748

Keywords

  • CdTe
  • CIGS
  • metastable behavior
  • modules
  • performance
  • photovoltaic
  • preconditioning
  • stability
  • stabilization
  • thin film

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