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Effects of light illumination during damp/dry heat tests on a flexible thin film photovoltaic module
Author(s): Keiichiro Sakurai; Akihiro Takano; Masayoshi Takani; Atsushi Masuda
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Paper Abstract

Current injected damp heat (CDH) test have been reported to accelerate certain type of long-term degradation observed in at least one prototype flexible thin film silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules deployed in field [1]. This report have raised a question that whether conventional DH tests should be combined with current injection or light illumination to better reproduce long-time degradations of flexible thin film modules. To answer this question, we have been testing multiple flexible products available in the market, as part of the activities of Japanese Task Group 8 of the International PV Quality Assurance Task Force (PVQAT) [2]. Here, we present some results of our damp (or dry) heat testing with light illumination on a flexible CIGS module product with relatively poor moisture barriers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9563, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems VIII, 956307 (23 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187891
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Keiichiro Sakurai, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Akihiro Takano, Photovoltaic Power Generation Technology Research Association (Japan)
Masayoshi Takani, Photovoltaic Power Generation Technology Research Association (Japan)
Atsushi Masuda, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9563:
Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems VIII
Neelkanth G. Dhere; John H. Wohlgemuth; Rebecca Jones-Albertus, Editor(s)

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