Temperature Dependence of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, and Systems

K. Emery, J. Burdick, Y. Caiyem, D. Dunlavy, H. Field, B. Kroposki, T. Moriarty, L. Ottoson, S. Rummel, T. Strand, M. W. Wanlass

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Abstract

Photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules are often rated in terms of a set of standard reporting conditions defined by a temperature, spectral irradiance, and total irradiance. Because PV devices operate over a wide range of temperatures and irradiances, the temperature and irradiance-related behavior must be known. This paper surveys the temperature dependence of crystalline and thin-film, state-of-the-art, research-size cells, modules, and systems measured by a variety of methods. The various error sources and measurement methods that contribute to cause differences in the temperature coefficient for a given cell or module measured with various methods are discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages1275-1278
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 25th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: 13 May 199617 May 1996

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 25th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period13/05/9617/05/96

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-22523

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