Title: Results of the International PV Module Quality Assurance Forum and the Road Ahead
Authors: SAMPLE TonyKURTZ SarahWOHLGEMUTH JohnYAMAMICHI MasaakiAMANO JamesHACKE PeterKEMPE MichaelKONDO MichioDOI TakuyaOTANI Kenji
Citation: The 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition p. 3661-3664
Publisher: WIP Munich
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC67843
ISBN: 3-936338-27-2
URI: http://www.eupvsec-proceedings.com/
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC67843
DOI: 10.4229/26thEUPVSEC2011-4AV.2.60
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: Currently, no test can quantify a module’s lifetime with confidence, but stress tests are routinely used to differentiate PV product designs. This paper evaluates the need for quality assurance (QA) standards and outlines a path for creating these via the International PV Module QA Forum, which was held in San Francisco July 15-16 2011. The Forum resulted in the formation of five Task Groups to work on the following areas; Task Group 1: PV QA Guideline for manufacturing consistency; Task Group 2: PV QA Testing for thermal and mechanical fatigue including vibration; Task Group 3: PV QA Testing for humidity, temperature, and voltage; Task Group 4: PV QA Testing for diodes, shading and reverse bias; Task Group 5: PV QA Testing for UV, temperature and humidity.
JRC Institute:Institute for Energy and Transport

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