National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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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.
Oil, Gas, and Energy | Sustainability
Photovoltaic cells – Thermal fatigue; Solar concentrators – Thermal fatigue; Solar energy; Thermal fatigue
Kurtz, S. R.
Quantifying the thermal fatigue of CPV modules.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/renew_pubs/43