REFERENCE BASE FOR THE APPLICATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF STANDARD PERFORMANCE AND QUALIFICATION METHODS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
The purpose of this paper is the presentation of the performance and qualification test results for a large number of photovoltaic modules covering different design concepts : these tests were executed during the last two years using the ESTI facilities of the JRC. The results reflect the status of the pv technology and demonstrate which kind of defects may be revealed if one applies the EUR test procedures. We have tried to sum up our information in the form of performance and detect profiles for each of the module types which we investigated. A comparison of these profiles allow to identify in some quantitative way what one could call a good quality state of the art module. It also serves to define the minimum requirements a module has to fulfill if it should be used in pv plants founded by the commission. The results indicate which problems or failures might occur; they serve also as a means to define a reference frame which allows to measure progress in this field; and they are finally considered essential for studying the correlation between laboratory test methods and long term in-field behaviour: in this way this action is complementary to the EC pv plant monitoring programme which has recently been started by JRC - ESTI.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10219 EN (1985) MF, 70 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 350, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124083300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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