One of the most important aspects of photovoltaic modules is reliability for future uses, that is, a certain module will last certain number of years in use (generally 30 or 35 years). Reliability yields from excellent qualification tests on photovoltaic (PV) modules. Testing for reliability identifies unknown failure mechanisms and whether modules are susceptible to known failure mechanisms. This paper illustrates techniques of outdoor measurements and qualification characterization to know PV module conditions for commercial uses. Matrix methods are used for energy prediction. Failure material tests, using digital imaging and thermography, have also been conducted.
|Autori interni:||TROTTA, Amerigo|
|Titolo:||Measurements and Characterization of Photovoltaic Modules for Tolerance Verification|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGIES AND INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.4018/ijmtie.2011040106|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|