World Photovoltaic Scale: An International Reference Cell Calibration Program

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    This paper presents an overview of the World Photovoltaic Scale (WPVS) international reference cell calibration program. The WPVS provides a scale for PV performance measurements that has been established; through round-robin calibration of a group of primary reference cells and is traceable to Syst?me International (SI) units. Procedures for recalibration of the reference cell group have beenrecently devised, along with procedures for admittance and calibration of new reference cells. A reference cell package has been designed that meets the unique; needs of the WPVS. It is hoped that the existing WPVS group will eventually be replaced with cells of the new design that have passed an acceptance test procedure.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages5
    StatePublished - 1997
    Event26th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Anaheim, California
    Duration: 29 Sep 19973 Oct 1997


    Conference26th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
    CityAnaheim, California

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-510-22942


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