Practical issues for testing thin film PV modules at standard test conditions.

Marín González, Omar and Raga Arroyo, Manuela Pilar and Alonso Garcia, M. Carmen and Muñoz-García, Miguel Angel (2013). Practical issues for testing thin film PV modules at standard test conditions.. In: "The 2013 International Doctoral Forum of Electronic Science and Technology", 9/7/2013-13/7/2013, Beijing, China.

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Title: Practical issues for testing thin film PV modules at standard test conditions.
Author/s:
  • Marín González, Omar
  • Raga Arroyo, Manuela Pilar
  • Alonso Garcia, M. Carmen
  • Muñoz-García, Miguel Angel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: The 2013 International Doctoral Forum of Electronic Science and Technology
Event Dates: 9/7/2013-13/7/2013
Event Location: Beijing, China
Title of Book: The 2013 International Doctoral Forum of Electronic Science and Technology
Date: 2013
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Producción Vegetal: Fitotecnia [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Thin film photovoltaic (TF) modules have gained importance in the photovoltaic (PV) market. New PV plants increasingly use TF technologies. In order to have a reliable sample of a PV module population, a huge number of modules must be measured. There is a big variety of materials used in TF technology. Some of these modules are made of amorphous or microcrystalline silicon. Other are made of CIS or CdTe. Not all these materials respond the same under standard test conditions (STC) of power measurement. Power rates of the modules may vary depending on both the extent and the history of sunlight exposure. Thus, it is necessary a testing method adapted to each TF technology. This test must guarantee repeatability of measurements of generated power. This paper shows responses of different commercial TF PV modules to sunlight exposure. Several test procedures were performed in order to find the best methodology to obtain measurements of TF PV modules at STC in the easiest way. A methodology for indoor measurements adapted to these technologies is described.

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Item ID: 26608
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/26608/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:26608
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 15 Jul 2014 12:20
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:42
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