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Abstract

A definition of qualification and of durability tests is given and the technology of PV modules is briefly described. Then the qualification and durability tests, elaborated and used at the JRC are treated in detail : Normal tests : VIS. (Visual inspection) INS. (Insulation test) PRS. (Electrical performance at Standard Test Conditions) NOCT. (Determination of nominal operating cell temperature) PRN. (Electrical performance at NOCT) HSP: (Hot spot endurance test) OPC. (Outdoor preconditioning test) UVT. (Ultraviolet irradiation test) HTS. (High temperature storage test) HTH. (High temperature - high humidity storage test) For optional tests : MOT. (Mounting twist test) MEL. (Mechanical loading test) HAL. (Hail resistance test) TCY. (Temperature cycling test)

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Authors: RIESCH G JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: WORKSHOP ON THE PHYSICS OF NON CONVENTIONAL ENERGY SOURCES AND MATERIAL SCIENCE FOR ENERGY, TRIESTE (ITALY), SEPT. 2-20, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32679 ORA
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Record Number: 1989124122900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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Available languages: en