Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2-2011

Publisher

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

First page number:

1

Last page number:

7

Abstract

A method is presented to quantify thermal fatigue in the CPV die-attach from meteorological data. A comparative study between cities demonstrates a significant difference in the accumulated damage. These differences are most sensitive to the number of larger (ΔT) thermal cycles experienced for a location. High frequency data (<1/min) may be required to most accurately employ this method.

Keywords

Photovoltaic cells – Thermal fatigue; Solar concentrators – Thermal fatigue; Solar energy; Thermal fatigue

Disciplines

Oil, Gas, and Energy | Sustainability

Language

English

Comments

Presented at the 6th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-6): 7-10 April 2010: Freiburg, Germany.

NREL Report No. CP-5200-47128


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