Title: Ensuring Quality of PV Modules
Authors: KURTZ SarahWOHLGEMUTH JohnSAMPLE TonyYAMAMICHI MasaakiAMANO JamesHACKE PeterKEMPE MichaelKONDO MichioDOI TakuyaOTANI Kenji
Citation: Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) 2011 37th IEEE p. 842-847
Publisher: IEEE
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC64906
ISBN: 978-1-4244-9966-3 (print), 978-1-4244-9965-6 (pdf)
ISSN: 0160-8371
URI: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6186084&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D6186084
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC64906
DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186084
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: PV customers wish to have confidence in PV modules they purchase. Today, no test can quantify a module’s lifetime with confidence, but stress tests are routinely used to differentiate PV product designs. We suggest that the industry would be strengthened by using the wisdom of the community to develop a single set of tests that will help customers quantify confidence in PV products. This paper evaluates the need for quality assurance (QA) standards and suggests a path for creating these. Two types of standards are needed: 1) QA of the module design and 2) QA of the manufacturing process.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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