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Abstract

After a general introduction of the problem how to use quality as a tool to achieve technological progress, we describe our approach and proceed through the definition of guidelines and test specifications to the creation of a relevant data base. Using JRC's quality assessment programme as an example we present typical results from reference cell calibrations, the qualification of photovoltaic modules and on-site analyses of entire photovoltaic fields. We describe briefly our quality quantification methods and conclude by pointing out the need for achieving a high but also measurable PV quality'' to gain financial and political support.

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Authors: KREBS K H JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUROFORUM NEW ENERGIES CONGRESS, SAARBRUECKEN (GERMANY), OCT. 24-28, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII-C-3, POB 1907, MENTIONING PAPER EN 34274 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126113300 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en