Antón Hernández, Ignacio and Steiner, M. and Baudrit, M. and Domínguez, C. and Roca, F. and Fucci, R. and Pugliatti, Paola Maria and Di Stefano, A. and Kenny, R. and Morabito, P. and Muller, M. and Siefer, Gerald
SOPHIA CPV module round robin: power rating at CSOC.
In: "29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 22-26 September 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands", 22/09/2014 - 26/09/2014, Amsterdam. ISBN 3-936338-34-5. pp. 2012-2016.
Within the European funded project SOPHIA, a Round Robin measurement on CPV module has been initiated. Seven different test laboratories located in Europe between 48°N and 37°N perform measurements of four SOITEC CPV modules. The modules are electrically characterized with different measurement equipment under various climatic conditions. One pyrheliometer and one spectral sensor based on component cells are shipped together with the modules. This ensures that the irradiance and spectrum, two factors with high impact on CPV module performance, are measured with the identical equipment at each site. The round robin activity is performed in closeco-operation with the IEC TC82 WG7 power rating team in order to support the work on the CPV module power rating draft standard 62670-3. The resultingrated module power outputs at CSOC (Concentrator Standard Operating Conditions) are compared amongst the power rating methods and amongst the test labs. In this manner, a deviation in rated power output between different test labs and power rating methods is determined.