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Author McMahon, T. J. ♦ Jorgensen, G. J.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword SOLAR ENERGY ♦ SOLAR CELLS ♦ CADMIUM COMPOUNDS ♦ TELLURIUM COMPOUNDS ♦ CADMIUM TELLURIDE SOLAR CELLS ♦ THIN FILMS ♦ PERFORMANCE TESTING ♦ FAILURE MODE ANALYSIS ♦ SERVICE LIFE ♦ RELIABILITY
Abstract In this paper, we review the progress made by the CdTe Thin Film Partnership Reliability Team in developing an accelerated environmental test (AET) methodology that will indicate the expected life of CdTe cells incorporated in a module operated in the field. The primary focus is on test design, cell reliability, and the correlation of indoor accelerated testing with outdoor exposure. The team has emphasized cell-stability issues, and is not examining failure modes such as those involving module packaging, junction boxes, and mounting. The goal is to develop a CdTe cell technology with a 30 yr life, and verify that reliability through AETs. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-03-01
Publisher Department National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 462
Issue Number 1
Technical Publication No. CONF-980935-
Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory


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