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Outdoor monitoring of a-Si:H thin film photovoltaic modules in the hot and humid climate of Florida
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Paper Abstract

Outdoor monitoring of glass to glass a-Si:H thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules by a US manufacturer is carried out in the hot and humid climate of Florida. The modules are monitored under fixed load conditions. Moreover, periodic current-voltage (I-V) characteristics are carried out to validate the performance of PV modules. The data was normalized at standard conditions and compared over a three year period. Two of the modules are biased to ±600 V to study the leakage current. An extensive study of this nature needs to be carried out for prolonged period to accurately predict the useful lifetime of PV modules.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7048, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems, 70480X (10 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.799421
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Ashwani Kaul, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Shirish A. Pethe, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Neelkanth G. Dhere, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7048:
Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems
Neelkanth G. Dhere, Editor(s)

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