Quantifying the Thermal Fatigue of Concentrating Photovoltaic Modules

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A method is presented to quantify thermal fatigue in the CPV die-attach from meteorological data. A comparative study between cities demonstrates a signifi cant difference in the accumulated damage. These differences are most sensitive to the number of larger (ΔT) thermal cycles experienced for a location. The method is extended to create lifetime predictions based on accelerated test results. High frequency data (<1/ min) may be required to most accurately employ this method.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)6-9
Number of pages4
JournalAdvancing Microelectronics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5200-49875


  • photovoltaic modules
  • solar energy
  • thermal fatigue


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