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Characterization of thin film PV modules under standard test conditions: Results of indoor and outdoor measurements and the effects of sunlight exposure
Año:2012
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingenierías,
  • Generación fotovoltaica
Datos
Descripción
Photovoltaic modules based on thin film technology are gaining importance in the photovoltaic market, and module installers and plant owners have increasingly begun to request methods of performing module quality control. These modules pose additional problems for measuring power under standard test conditions (STC), beyond problems caused by the temperature of the module and the ambient variables. The main difficulty is that the modules? power rates may vary depending both on the amount of time they have been exposed to the sun during recent hours and on their history of sunlight exposure. In order to assess the current state of the module, it is necessary to know its sunlight exposure history. Thus, an easily accomplishable testing method that ensures the repeatability of the measurements of the power generated is needed. This paper examines different tests performed on commercial thin film PV modules of CIS, a-Si and CdTe technologies in order to find the best way to obtain measurements. A method for obtaining indoor measurements of these technologies that takes into account periods of sunlight exposure is proposed. Special attention is paid to CdTe as a fast growing technology in the market.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Solar Energy
ISSN
0038-092X
Factor de impacto JCR
2,475
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2011
Volumen
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2012.07.015
Número de revista
Desde la página
3049
Hasta la página
3056
Mes
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Participantes
  • Autor: Miguel Angel Muñoz Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Omar Marin Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: carmen alonso garcia (CIEMAT)
  • Autor: Faustino Chenlo Romero (UPM)
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