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Main Title Ensuring quality of PV modules : preprint /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kurtz, S. R.
Publisher National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 825122470
Subjects Photovoltaic cells--Standards--Evaluation. ; Solar cells--Testing. ; Quality assurance. ; Quality of products.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  TK8322.K87 2011 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/28/2013
Collation 6 p. ; 28 cm.
"July 2011." "Presented at the 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 37), Seattle, Washington, June 19-24, 2011." Includes bibliographical references (p. 6).
Contents Notes
Photovoltaic (PV) customers need to have confidence in the PV modules they purchase. Currently, no test can quantify a module's lifetime with confidence, but stress tests are routinely used to differentiate PV product designs. We suggest that the industry would be strengthened by using the wisdom of the community to develop a single set of tests that will help customers quantify confidence in PV products. This paper evaluates the need for quality assurance (QA) standards and suggests a path for creating these. Two types of standards are needed: 1) QA of the module design and 2) QA of the manufacturing process.