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Abstract

This paper describes the measurement techniques used for the calibration of the Newer Technology reference cells for the 3rd PEP round robin, held from 1993 to 1995. The current-voltage characteristics of the devices under test are not only measured close to Standard Test Conditions (STC), but also at a number of different temperatures, allowing the temperature coefficients alpha and beta as well as the curve correction factor kappa to be established. Linearity measurements with respect to the short-circuit current I(sc) and the open-circuit voltage V(oc) are performed and series resistance of cells is determined. An extrapolation procedure is used to correct the output parameters to Standard Test Conditions.

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Authors: ROES R F M, JRC Ispra (IT);ZAAIMAN W J, JRC Ispra (IT);OSSENBRINK H A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1st World Conference on PV Energy Conversion, Waikoloa, December 5-9, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38921 ORA
Record Number: 199510656 / Last updated on: 1995-07-07
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en