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This paper presents an overview of the World Photovoltaic scale (WPVS) international reference cell calibration programme. The WPVS provides a scale for photovoltaic (PV) performance measurements that has been established through round-robin calibration for a group of primary reference cells and is traceable to SI units. Procedures for recalibration of the existing reference cell group have been recently devised, along with procedures for admittance and calibration of new reference cells. A reference cell package has been designed that meets the unique needs of the WPVS. It is hoped that the existing WPVS group will eventually be replaced with cells of the new design that have passed the acceptance test procedures.

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Authors: OSTERWALD C R ET AL, NREL, Golden (US);ANEVSKY S, VNIIOFI, Moscow (RU);BARUA A K, IACS, Calcutta (IN);DUBARD J, LCIE, Fontenay-aux-Roses (FR);HANSEN B ET AL, SNL, Albuquerque (US);METZDORF J ET AL, PTB, Braunsweig (DE);NAGAMINE F, JQA, Tokyo (JP);SHIMOKAWA R, ETL, Ibaraki (JP);WANG Y X, TIPS, Tianjin (CN);ZAAIMAN W, ESTI, Ispra (IT);ZASTROW A, ISE, Freiburg (DE);ZHANG J, NIM, Beijing (CN)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 26th IEEE PV Specialists Conference, Anheim (US), September 29-October 3, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40888 ORA
Record Number: 199711358 / Last updated on: 1997-10-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en