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Currently, there exists a broad range of photovoltaic modules whose outdoor performance can not be modelled successfully using existing standards and translation equations that were originally intended for use with mono-or poly-crystalline silicon devices. This work investigates the limits of operation of existing standards and explores new methods for characterizing the outdoor behaviour for CdTe, tandem and triple junction module technologies.

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Authors: ANDERSON D, JRC, IES, Renewable Energies Unit, Ispra (IT);SAMPLE T, JRC, IES, Renewable Energies Unit, Ispra (IT);DUNLOP E, JRC, IES, Renewable Energies Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: The 17th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. Held in: Munich (DE), 22-26 October 2001
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