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Accession Number DE2012-1045723
Title Characterization of Field Exposed Thin Film Modules.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author A. Stokes J. H. Wohlgemuth M. Kumar O. S. Sastry Y. K. Singh
Abstract Test arrays of thin film modules have been deployed at the Solar Energy Centre near New Delhi, India since 2002-2003. Performances of these arrays were reported by O.S. Sastry. This paper reports on NREL efforts to support SEC by performing detailed characterization of selected modules from the array. Modules were selected to demonstrate both average and worst case power loss over the 8 years of outdoor exposure. The modules characterized included CdTe, CIS and three different types of a-Si. All but one of the a-Si types were glass-glass construction. None of the modules had edge seals. Detailed results of these tests are presented along with our conclusions about the causes of the power loss for each technology.
Keywords Construction
Exposure
Glass
Solar cell arrays
Solar energy
Thin films

 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97N - Solar Energy
Corporate Author National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number DE-AC36-08GO28308

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