Semi-quantitative temperature accelerated life test (ALT) for the reliability qualification of concentrator solar cells and cell on carriers

Núñez Mendoza, Neftalí and Vázquez López, Manuel and Orlando, Vincenzo and Espinet González, Pilar and Algora del Valle, Carlos (2015). Semi-quantitative temperature accelerated life test (ALT) for the reliability qualification of concentrator solar cells and cell on carriers. "Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications", v. 23 (n. 12); pp. 1857-1866. ISSN 1099-159X. https://doi.org/10.1002/pip.2631.

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Title: Semi-quantitative temperature accelerated life test (ALT) for the reliability qualification of concentrator solar cells and cell on carriers
Author/s:
  • Núñez Mendoza, Neftalí
  • Vázquez López, Manuel
  • Orlando, Vincenzo
  • Espinet González, Pilar
  • Algora del Valle, Carlos
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Date: 2015
ISSN: 1099-159X
Volume: 23
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Reliability; qualification; multijunction solar cells; accelerated life test
Faculty: E.T.S.I. y Sistemas de Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

An adequate qualification of concentrator photovoltaic solar cells and cell-on-carriers is essential to increase their industrial development. The lack of qualification tests for measuring their reliability together with the fact that conventional accelerated life tests are laborious and time consuming are open issues. Accordingly, in this paper, we propose a semi-quantitative temperature-accelerated life test to qualify solar cells and cell-on-carriers that can assure a minimum life when failure mechanisms are accelerated by temperature under emulated nominal working conditions with an activation energy >0.9 eV. A properly designed semi-quantitative accelerated life test should be able to determine if the device under test will satisfy its reliability requirements with an acceptable uncertainty level. The applicability, procedure, and design of the proposed test are detailed in the paper.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainIPT-2011-1408-420000UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainTEC2011-28639-C02-01UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
FP7295985ECOSOLEBECAR SRLElevated Concentration photovoltaic solar energy generator and fully automated machinery for high throughput manufacturing and testing
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/MAE-2780MADRID-PVUnspecifiedMateriales, dispositivos y tecnología para el desarrollo de la industria fotovoltaica

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Item ID: 40422
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40422/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40422
DOI: 10.1002/pip.2631
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pip.2631/full
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Feb 2017 19:12
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 18:07
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